AJ shows off ripped abs as Brit works up a sweat in training for Usyk rematch

ANTHONY JOSHUA is in no mood to joke around – no matter what day it is.

The heavyweight superstar is getting down to business in training camp for his expected rematch with Oleksandr Usyk this year.

Anthony Joshua training for his boxing return


Anthony Joshua training for his boxing returnCredit: Instagram / @anthonyjoshua
Anthony Joshua is in camp with new coach Angel Fernandez


Anthony Joshua is in camp with new coach Angel FernandezCredit: Instagram / @anthonyjoshua

And Joshua posted on Instagram: “April ain’t fooling me.”

The former two-time unified champion looked fighting fit as he was pictured on an exercise bike and enjoying a breather.

AJ is currently in camp with new head coach Angel Fernandez in their Loughborough HQ.

It has seen him relocate from Sheffield with promoter Eddie Hearn revealing the partnership is going well.

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Hearn said: “He seems very happy at Loughborough.

“He went there just as a trial and has been up there since, that’s quite a good sign.

“I’m sure there will be other additions to the team, but this was all about AJ feeling confident in his surroundings and he seems very happy there.”

Joshua, 32, first brought in Fernandez before beating Andy Ruiz Jr, 32, in their December 2019 rematch.


He has frequently been seen holding pads for the heavyweight superstar, acting as No2 under Rob McCracken.

AJ won gold with Team GB mastermind McCracken and became a two-time unified champion in the professional ranks.

But after his most recent loss to Usyk, 35, in September, Joshua was left considering his coaching team.

And after months of speculation, he confirmed Fernandez will be the man leading the charge.

Their first fight together will be a rematch with Usyk, who recently confirmed he will leave Ukraine to start training camp.

Oleksander Usyk and Anthony Joshua are set to rematch this year


Oleksander Usyk and Anthony Joshua are set to rematch this yearCredit: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing