ANTHONY JOSHUA has shown off a host of incredible throwback pictures from ten years ago – just showing how remarkable his transformation has been as he prepares to fight Tyson Fury.
The heavyweight champion, 30, had only taken up boxing just one year prior to the 2008 pictures, proving his incredible rise in the sport.
AJ's amateur career kicked off in 2009 by winning the Haringey Boxing Cup and he hasn't looked back since.
The Watford ace uploaded snaps that show his skinny frame in training at his first boxing club – Finchley ABC in North London.
He is also sparring and posing for pictures alongside the first trophies he won as an amateur.
Those trophies turned into Olympic gold medals which later turned into heavyweight title belts.
Now he just needs Fury's WBC belt to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
AJ is set to take on IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev in December, after their June 20 date was postponed due to coronavirus.
Despite his Pulev fight, Fury has told Joshua to 'grow a pair of balls' and finally fight him in a behind-closed-doors UK battle.
Fury told talkSPORT: “I will be fighting in December either against Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas or Joe Bloggs.
“I have made it very clear that if we cannot fight in America then I want a homecoming in the UK and I don’t care about a crowd.
“I am about one-hour from going AWOL unless I get some good news.
“Tell AJ to grow a pair and step up to fight in December. If Wilder doesn’t happen then let’s get the AJ fight in December.
“If Wilder doesn’t happen in December then I will step in and smash Anthony Joshua into next week.”
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