Anthony Joshua has thanked his former boxing gym Finchley and District Amateur Boxing Club for helping him achieve as much as he has in the sport.

In a message posted to his Instagram stories, the two-time unified world heavyweight champion said the gym taught him how to "stand up and fight for something" and that he had "endless love" for the local community.

Joshua joined the amateur boxing club in 2007 at the age of 18 when his cousin suggested he take up the sport, before he went on to win the 2009 and 2010 Haringey Box Cup.

Former Commonwealth champion and world number nine, Dereck Chisora also boxed at the same gym at the beginning of his career.

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The full message reads: "Thank you to the trainers at @finchleyabc for the effort and time they put in with me when I was younger. Teaching me and my bro's how to stand up and fight for something. I got endless love for this gym & the local community! I can't thank you enough! so here's a thank you X's 10000000000000!"

Joshua is currently preparing to fight Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in a mandatory defence of his titles after winning them back from Andy Ruiz Jr, although a date for the bout remains unknown after the original date was postponed by the coronavirus outbreak.