Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather oversaw an Anthony Joshua training session in the Middle East and even offered to help coach the Brit ahead of his world championship rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.
Joshua is preparing to face the Ukrainian – who dominated the fight from start to finish – again after he lost his WBO, WBA, IBO and IBF titles to Usyk in north London in September.
In a series of videos on his story, Joshua was seen warming up with personal trainer Sina Ghami, who was holding a towel to imitate the opponent throwing punches while Joshua moved around it.
Mayweather was watching as Joshua transitioned to the hanging bag where he showed off more of his arsenal, throwing powerful hooks and uppercuts.
His appearance at the session comes after the American told reporters he wanted to help Joshua become a better boxer.
“I told him from the beginning, I came on the record from the beginning, I told him to come and I could teach him some pointers,” Mayweather said.
“A lot of the time, this is just my take, the same coach you had as an amateur doesn't always make you a great professional.
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“Some guys are great at amateur coaching and some guys are great at professional coaching, and even my dad was the best at professional.
“At the amateurs, he was teaching me like a professional, so I'm going to always speak real whether people like it or not.
“I feel like Anthony Joshua, they're going to different coaches and saying 'this coach is going to work with him'.
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“But I told him at the beginning when he was undefeated 'you've got some things you need to tweak because if you don't then you may come up short’.”
Mayweather is one of many established figures to watch Joshua go through the motions in training as the former world champion has travelled around the United States in search of coaches to add to his team.
The 32-year-old has spent the last decade working under Rob McCracken at the GB Boxing headquarters in Sheffield.
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