WATCH: Forget Joe Wicks, it’s the Anthony Joshua workout

Joe Wicks was the star of the first national lockdown, but Anthony Joshua may yet challenge for that mantle in the third after launching his very own workout.

The IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion is looking ahead to the mouthwatering prospect of a massive showdown with Tyson Fury this summer.

Joshua back to school for workout

But the 31-year-old Watford behemoth (24-1) took time out to record a workout at his old school this week. AJ attended Kings Langley secondary school in Hertfordshire in his teenage years, and he returned there to record a very special PE class.

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During the seven-minute workout, AJ gave a shoutout to some of his old teachers, while explaining to the students how important it is to stay active during the latest national lockdown.

Schools of course are closed to most pupils due to the latest raft of COVID-19 restrictions, and remaining active and positive is being stressed to ensure good physical and mental health during these challenging of times.

Joshua’s strength workout also gave youngsters the incentive to score themselves on an ongoing basis to see how many reps they can perform in a set 10-minute period.

The workout is just the latest example of Joshua’s role model status in the UK. He recently put his hand into his own pocket to help provide funding for grassroots boxing – which has been largely ignored by the Government during the pandemic.

Joshua showed his wellbeing inside the ropes just before Christmas when he knocked out Kubrat Pulev in round 9 of their world heavyweight title showdown in London. He had the Bulgarian on the deck multiple times before closing the show with a picture-perfect right hand.

Next up it is likely to be Fury in the opposite corner, for the biggest fight in British boxing history. Until then, it is workout time…