Nigeria born British pugilist Anthony Joshua has shared his strict training camp rules as he prepares for a crucial rematch with Oleksandr Usyk, warning all the ‘spies’ in his gym to go ‘f*** off’.
The heavyweight star has yet to officially sign up to take on the Ukrainian after he lost his three world titles at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in a unanimous points loss last September.
But he is expected to agree to a fight in the spring – which could take place at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff and he is stepping up preparations for what is the biggest fight of his career so far.
Joshua is ready to shake up his usual environment as he prays to reclaim his world titles – with the 31-year-old poised to work under a new trainer and move over from his Sheffield base – and he has a new set of gym rules shared he and his sparring partners will stick to the upcoming camp.
He put on the gauntlet with ten lines, posted on his Instagram story, including a warning that there should be “no f***ing about” at his gym, telling visitors that “boxing is serious business.”
And in another stern reminder of how important the fight ahead is, he told “spies and traitors” who might visit his gym to “mess around because we don’t want you.”
Visitors are also asked to ‘shut up until you know what you’re talking about’ and urged to ‘be on time’ for sparring and sessions.