Anthony Joshua has engaged in a Nerf gun fight with his family as he looks to pass the time in coronavirus self-isolation.
The unified heavyweight champion was supposed to face mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on June 20, but has not yet entered training camp with that bout looking likely to be postponed.
AJ posted a coronavirus video message on Tuesday and said: “Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, wherever you are in the world.
“I’m just checking in personally with everyone. I hope you’re all well, I hope you’re all keeping safe…
“I would love to be out there right now doing the most.
“On my dirt bikes, meeting up with my boys, sparring, going down the boxing gym.
“But even a rebel like me is trying to follow some guidelines, trying to do the right thing.
“So really it’s just a message just to say you’ve got my support, I’m with you through this, we’re all doing the right thing.
“To the people who are suffering with coronavirus – I wish you a speedy recovery because it is no joke.
“We haven’t found no cure or antidote for it right now so I’m wishing you guys a speedy recovery.
The quicker we work together to stop coronavirus spreading, the sooner we can get back into the pubs, the gyms and stadiums and arenas to see live sport again…
STAY AT HOME. Only leave for the following purposes:
- to shop for basic essentials – only when you really need to
- to do one form of exercise a day – such as a run, walk or cycle, alone or with other people you live with
- for any medical need – for example, to visit a pharmacy or deliver essential supplies to a vulnerable person
- to travel to and from work – but only where this is absolutely necessary
For more info and tips, visit the NHS website.
The government has also issued further detail on what we can do during lockdown.
Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.
“And for the ones who have suffered and lost loved ones due to the coronavirus – I wanna say keep your head up, you’ve got my love, blessings to you and your family and condolences.
“I’ve lost no-one immediate to me, but I’ve lost close ones from my boxing gym, close friends, friends of friends and it gets serious when it starts coming closer to home.
“And to all the NHS workers man, we appreciate you. We take you for granted, but we really do appreciate you and honour what you’re doing, being on the front line.
“And to anyone else I’ve missed, God bless you guys, have a good week and stay safe.”