Anthony Joshua takes to Instagram to prove he's not human

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After his big win against Wladimir Klitschko last weekend, Anthony Joshua is already back in training.

He awarded himself a two-day break after beating the Ukrainian in the 11th round of their mega-money fight, but now Joshua has returned to training in preparation for a potential fight against Tyson Fury.

In a video uploaded to his Instagram page, Joshua showed himself practising his punching in a swimming pool.

Punching through water is much harder than through air, as the resistance from the weight slows you down to a snail's pace.

It stands to reason that practising combos underwater should increase your strength.

If you can build up a good pace and strength of punch underwater, you know you're doing something right.

In the video, Joshua starts by quietly swimming a breaststroke, but then we see him practising his one-twos in the shallow end. There's no rest for the wicked, and Joshua is wickedly good at what he does.

Indeed, you may think the video to have been in jest, but alongside the clips Joshua wrote:

"Focused to get better... fitter, stronger and smarter.


"Always working on my craft."

While it's wise that Joshua is not letting up in his training, he could have awarded himself more than just two days off. That fight was exhausting enough to make viewers want to take a few days off.

Joshua is completely committed to his sport. Unlike his potential opponent Tyson Fury who wants to challenge Joshua for his heavyweight titles, but is far from peak physical condition.

Weighing in at 25 stone, Fury needs to focus strongly on his training regime if he has any chance of even entering the ring against Joshua.


As such, any fight between the two will have to be held next year, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

"As it stands, I think the best chance of a Fury fight is April 2018, at Wembley.

"That depends on a successful defence in October or November and everything falling into place for Fury.

"If it does, that will be another incredible night for an incredible fighter. Rest assured, if we can make it happen, we will make it happen."


Joshua is making sure he's ready for any opportunity that raises its head however. Getting back into training just two days after a win in the eleventh round showcases someone who takes his sport seriously. Joshua's ready for anyone who wants to have a crack.

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