Watch Anthony Joshua train at boyhood Finchley Boxing Club ahead of heavyweight clash with Tyson Fury as UK gyms reopen
ANTHONY JOSHUA took a trip back to memory lane as he helped train an amateur at his old Finchley Boxing Club.
The heavyweight superstar first picked up the gloves at the renowned gym in London when he was 18.
Fast forward 13 years and AJ is a Olympic gold medalist and unified world champion, on the verge of fighting Tyson Fury.
And despite stationing most of his training base in Team GB's Sheffield HQ, Joshua never forgets his roots.
He often starts his camps at Finchley or trains there in his off season, and made another return now gyms re-opened in the UK on April 12.
AJ was captured putting an amateur through his paces, working on defence and footwork drills.
He captioned the post: “Giving back may provide some financial resources.
"Going back provides an intangible, psychological stimulation for the children to want to do better.
"Your presence is infinitely more important than your profit.”
Joshua's motivational upload comes as he enters the final stages of talks to fight long-time rival Fury.
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The pair signed a two-fight deal in March, and promoters gave themselves a 28-day period to have a venue and date set in stone.
That deadline expired last weekend, but various site deals have been presented to both camps.
Official offers have been made for a proposed July undisputed title decider, with Joshua, 31, and Fury, 32, left to decide what deal they prefer most.
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