RelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Anthony Joshua is enjoying some down time after regaining his world heavyweight titles against Andy Ruiz Jr last month. The 30-year-old avenged his shock June defeat to become a two-time world champion and is now soaking up some winter sun. He was spotted with his arm around a mystery woman as the pair strolled the sandy Barbodos beaches, sharing a laugh as they were walking along the sea front. Joshua was also seen playing with a tiny monkey as he showed off his chiselled physique in a pair of blue swimming shorts. Earlier in his trip, he was pictured on a jet ski before he posed for a selfie with Dragons Den star Peter Jones. Joshua is recharging the batteries after a tasking year which saw him lose his world titles in dramatic circumstances only to bounce back. He is set for a huge 2020 as he looks to become undisputed champion by fighting whoever holds the WBC strap after Deontay Wilder’s rematch with Tyson Fury. A homecoming bout – potentially at the new Tottenham Stadium – is expected to take place as his first task against one of his mandatory challengers, Kubrat Pulev or Oleksandr Usyk. Asked about who he wants to face next, Joshua, who has a son called JJ with dance teacher Nicole Osbourne, confirmed his “dream” is to become undisputed king. Speaking on the Graham Norton Show, he said: “I really don’t know. Either one of them, it doesn’t matter. “The preference would be the champion Wilder because it’s a championship fight, but Fury is so talented as well and it’s the best of British so why not? I’ll fight either one of them. “The dream would be to go for the fifth belt in 2020.” If he faces Wilder, it is expected he would likely have to travel Stateside – but he insists it would make more sense to hold the huge fight in the UK. Joshua told IFL TV: “80,000 people or an arena that can hold 15,000 elsewhere? “It makes sense to have it here [in the UK]. That’s probably what’s holding it up, we want it here. “Obviously there’s broadcasters, but we have to look at what makes sense for the division. “Sometimes you’ve got to go across the pond to make it work.”Tags: Anthony JoshuaBarbados
Press Association Aston Villa have confirmed they are close to signing Danish striker Nicklas Helenius from Aalborg. The 22-year-old, who has been capped twice by Denmark, came through the youth ranks at Aalborg and was the second highest scorer in the Danish league last season with 16 goals. A statement on the Villa website said: “Aston Villa can confirm that the club are in negotiations with Aalborg BK for the transfer of Danish forward Nicklas Helenius. The club expects to conclude the deal, subject to a medical and personal terms, in the next 10 days.” Confirmation that 6ft 5in Helenius is close to a move to the midlands comes a day after 21-year-old striker Andreas Weimann signed a new three-year deal with Villa. Manager Paul Lambert relied on the club’s youngsters to keep Villa in the Barclays Premier League last season, and Weimann was one of those who shone. Lambert will now hope he can persuade Christian Benteke, who did more than anything to ensure Villa’s survival in the top flight, to follow suit and sign a new deal.