Watford player trains with boxer ahead of title fight

Watford striker Troy Deeney posts a photo on his Twitter account after a training session with boxer Anthony Joshua.


Boxer Anthony Joshua has continued his preparations for his world title contest with Charles Martin by completing a training session with Watford striker Troy Deeney.


Earlier this month, it was announced that Joshua would challenge Charles Martin for the IBF heavyweight title at London's O2 Arena on April 9, but despite the contest being just six-and-a-half weeks away, the Olympic gold medallist has welcomed Deeney into his gym.


Joshua will head into the contest with 15 successive victories in the professional ranks, but his training schedule between now and the second weekend in April is likely to involve southpaw sparring partners as he looks to prepare for his awkward opponent.

That is unlikely to include Deeney, but the Hornets frontman has already proven this season that he can land the knockout punch where goals are concerned.

The 27-year-old has scored nine times for Watford, eight of which have come in the Premier League with the other responsible for his team getting the better of Newcastle United in the FA Cup third round.

Like Joshua, Deeney will be hoping to take place in a London showpiece event by guiding Watford to the FA Cup final at Wembley in May.

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