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Watch Anthony Joshua spar with cruiserweight champion Lawrence Okolie in Dubai training camp for Oleksandr Usyk fight

ANTHONY JOSHUA has been getting in some sparring with fellow Brit Lawrence Okolie ahead of his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.

AJ is currently preparing for his second clash with the undefeated Ukrainian with a warm-weather training retreat in Dubai.



Good pal and WBO cruiserweight champ Okolie has also joined Joshua in the UAE and recently took part in some flow sparring with his fellow Brit.

Footage of Joshua and Okolie lightly going through the motions was shared on social media by the pair's friend Napper.

And boxing fans were quick to comment on the flow session, with one saying: "This is incredible. Two of my fav fighters."

Another said: "AJ putting in that work. Let's go, champ."

And another said: "McGuigan X AJ linkup would be great."

One remarked: "AJ been WORKING. Hope it shows in the rematch."

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Another chimed in: "Incredible this is so awesome."

Watford warrior Joshua recently trained under the watchful eye of boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, who paid close attention as the Olympian went to work on the aqua bag.

Joshua, 32, will look to exact revenge on unified heavyweight king Usyk in the spring.

SunSport understands the pair's second showdown is tentatively slated for late March, although early April is also on the cards.

An announcement is expected to be made in the coming weeks.

Joshua is hellbent on avenging his second professional defeat, telling iFL TV: "I have one thing in my mind, that’s war, that’s murder, that’s war, let’s go out there and hurt the guy.

"Take his soul to the point where he wants to give up. That’s what boxing’s about, I’ve learned that.

"You hit people constantly, keep on applying a certain amount of pressure, before they know it they’ll realise you aren’t going anywhere, you’re here to stay.

“With the game plan, that’s all I have in my mind at the minute, that one track, stay on course, take this guy to places he doesn’t want to go.”

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