ANTHONY JOSHUA has already made many mates on his technique to the highest in boxing – and now he is added a soccer legend to that checklist.
The present IBF, WBA and IBO heavyweight world champ met up with Arsenal and France legend Thierry Henry lately.
And the pair clearly acquired on just like the proverbial home on hearth – a lot in order that AJ invited the Belgium coach spherical to his for Christmas dinner.
He then shared a clip of the 2 of them collectively to his Instagram web page.
Joshua’s reputation might effectively be exhibited to the max on December 17 when he’s shortlisted for the BBC Sports activities Character of the Yr.
Joshua is considered one of 12 British athletes shortlisted for the awards with the winner to be named at Liverpool’s Echo Area.
In with a shot of glory are the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Harry Kane, Sir Mo Farah and Johanna Konta.
However Joshua is at present the massive odds-on favorite to scoop the award after changing into the most well liked property in world boxing.
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In April this yr AJ introduced himself spectacularly with a surprising 11th-round KO of legend Wladimir Klitschko, forcing the Ukrainian into retirement.
And he seems to be set to return to the O2 Area in March 2018… if Joseph Parker phrases might be agreed.
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AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn says he’s increasingly confident a fight could finally go ahead after drawn-out discussions over the purse.
Parker’s team had wanted 40 per cent of the pot, but will now settle for 35 per cent.
The New Zealand boxer is the current WBO champ, so has his own gold to bring to the table.