Joshua studying Fury as he prepares rematch with Usyk
ANTHONY JOSHUA appears to be studying Tyson Fury as he prepares for his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.
The former heavyweight champion is set to try and earn his belts back against the Ukrainian in May, and is already hard at work in preparation.
AJ shared a clip of himself sparring to his 13.4million followers on Instagram last night, captioning it: "Kaboom "
And fans noticed an interesting detail in the background.
On a screen behind the ring, it appeared that Joshua was watching Tyson Fury's win over Deontay Wilder.
Joshua, 32, was heavily linked with a bout with the Gypsy King last year, before losing the opportunity by falling to Usyk.
The Brit may want to watch Fury for inspiration - a reminder of what lies in his path should he manage to overcome his next obstacle.
Alternatively, AJ could be studying his compatriot purely for technical inspiration.
Fury, 33, is undefeated at 31-0-1 - with the single draw coming in the first Wilder fight.
Responding to Joshua's video, one fan wrote: "The background "
While a second added: "Is that Fury/Wilder he’s got in the background "
Joshua's clash with Usyk could take place on home soil, with Wembley and Cardiff's Principality Stadium in the running.
If not in the UK, AJ could head to the Middle East - as he did for his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr in Diriyah.
Promoter Eddie Hearn said: "There’s the UK, America, the Middle East – we’ve had offers all around the world for that fight. I’d like to do it in the UK and we’ll see."