Anthony Joshua fans stunned by his 'tremendous shape' as he shows off body for first time since 4-day 'darkness retreat' | The Sun

ANTHONY JOSHUA is in impressive shape as he prepares to return in December.

The former heavyweight champion is on a mission to reclaim his belts.

Joshua, 34, recently went on a four-day darkness retreat in a bid to "build character".

The £2,000 exercise saw the Brit cut himself off from the outside world – with "no phone. No TV. No radio. No audiobooks" and no human contact.

If AJ is feeling better mentally following the retreat, he is also in excellent physical shape.

Joshua posted a picture of himself looking chiselled in the gym last night alongside coach Derrick James.



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He captioned the snap: "Prepare for glory."

Fans marvelled at Joshua's post, with one commenting: "Yess Champ looking in Tremendous Shape looking absolutely Hench."

A second gushed: "Proud of you AJ."

While a third wrote: "Back in the lab."

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Another added: "The Dream Team. LETS GO CHAMP !!"

Joshua has been linked with a mega-bout against fellow former heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

Appearing at the Formula 1 last weekend, AJ said: "The next window will be in March-April, so that’s probably when the undisputed fight will happen.

“What we are being told is they want to make it a mega card and they like the sound of Joshua v Wilder on the same night."

Promoter Eddie Hearn blamed Wilder for a previous deal for the pair to fight falling through.

The Bronze Bomber subsequently said on Instagram: "Another thing I want to address is a fight that everyone is looking forward to and hopefully happens.

"I’m doing everything in my power to make it happen – I’m referring to the Anthony Joshua fight.

"So Anthony – you’re hearing it from my mouth – I’m here, I’m ready, I’m ready to go.

"I heard some things your promoter said that my last fight only lasted a short period of time and I ain’t fought in a year and he don’t know if I want to fight or not.

"I’m letting you know right now, right here, I’m ready to fight man."

Joshua plans to return in December against an unnamed opponent, before potentially facing Wilder in the spring.

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He added: "I’ve got to stay busy. I’m not listening to all the noise about Wilder and these guys. When the opportunity comes, we will be ready."

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