ANTHONY JOSHUA is not short of fans wishing him well in the lead up to his fight against Wladimir Klitschko.
The Brit will have the lion’s share of support when 90,000 fans pack Wembley Stadium on Saturday night.
And AJ has plenty more followers around the world… including the man himself Dr Dre.
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Joshua seemed to be caught cold when he saw that the music superstar was waiting to speak to him on FaceTime.
Dr Dre is a rap and hip-hop icon and one of the most recognisable faces in the world, but he was full of adoration for Joshua.
The feeling was mutual, though, as Joshua told Dr Dre he was one of his favourite musicians.
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Joshua is sponsored by Beats, the headphone and speaker company that Dr Dre founded which was brought by Apple.
He met his opponent on Saturday Klitschko at a press conference on Thursday and will weigh-in on Friday.
At his press conference on Thursday, Joshua, 27, said: “I think 2005 was the good sharp Wladimir. In that year, he was throwing more punches, boxing better I have watched that year because I wanted to prepare for the best Wladimir.
“But Klitschko is 41 now, Father Time is something no one can deny as Father Time is genetical [sic] and I don’t think he will be able to cope with my training camp.
“Hard work has to become smart work as you get older and right now I am more hard work than smart because I am pushing myself to the limit.
“Klitschko will want to start the fight fast because he won’t be able to keep the same pace as me.
“Is it a defining fight? I don’t think so because it won’t be the end of my career. When he gets beat that could be the end of him, that’s why it could be defining for him.”