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Anthony Joshua relaxes on Dubai beach with Chelsea legend John Terry and his son

JOHN TERRY and boxing icon Anthony Joshua have linked up on a beach in Dubai. The heavyweight champion is relaxing after yet another emphatic victory while the Aston Villa skipper takes time away to recover from injury. Terry has been snapped using crutches after breaking his metatarsal during a fixture against Sheffield Wednesday earlier this […]

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JOHN TERRY and boxing icon Anthony Joshua have linked up on a beach in Dubai.

The heavyweight champion is relaxing after yet another emphatic victory while the Aston Villa skipper takes time away to recover from injury.

The Aston Villa skipper posted the photo to his Instagram account

Terry has been snapped using crutches after breaking his metatarsal during a fixture against Sheffield Wednesday earlier this month.

The Chelsea legend was forced off the field with just 21 minutes on the clock and now faces around three months on the sidelines.

But Terry has put his disappointment of the injury – and the 2-1 defeat – behind him as he soaks up a little winter sun.

He shared the photo with his 3.5million Instagram followers – captioned ‘With the champ @anthony_joshua @georgie26terry @thomasroyall.’

The heavyweight is preparing for a huge unification fight against Deontay Wilder
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The Premier League legend is expected to be out of action for three months

Joshua, who recently defeated Carlos Takam with a tenth round stoppage, is also taking the time to relax on the golden Dubai shores.

The Watford bruiser has been spotted playing volleyball and taking a well-deserved break after defending his title.


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The heavyweight has also ordered promoter Eddie Hearn to arrange huge unification fight against Deontay Wilder.

The IBF and WBA champion has also called out Tyson Fury, telling him to ‘get fit you fat f***’ during Twitter spat.

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The Watford bruiser celebrates with his belts after dispatching Carlos Takam in the tenth round
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Muhammad Ali’s doctor Ferdie Pacheco died full of remorse that he couldn’t save the legendary boxer

IF only Muhammad Ali had taken Ferdie Pacheco’s advice he could be alive today, enjoying life into a ripe old age. Pacheco, Ali’s doctor and cornerman for 15 years, begged him to quit boxing after he had beaten Joe Frazier in the Thrilla in Manila in 1975 — six years and ten fights before he […]

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IF only Muhammad Ali had taken Ferdie Pacheco’s advice he could be alive today, enjoying life into a ripe old age.

Pacheco, Ali’s doctor and cornerman for 15 years, begged him to quit boxing after he had beaten Joe Frazier in the Thrilla in Manila in 1975 — six years and ten fights before he eventually retired.

Ferdie Pacheco was Ali’s doctor and cornerman for 15 years
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Ferdie, who died eight days ago, three weeks before his 90th birthday, was always full of remorse that he had failed to save Ali from himself.

The man who was known as the Fight Doctor went to work for Cassius Clay in 1962 and remarked he was the most physically perfect human being he had ever seen.

But, according to Pacheco, by the time of his third fight with Frazier 15 years later, Ali was a well that had run dry.

His body was deteriorating rapidly, vital organs were failing and, as a result of increasing neurological damage, his speech was beginning to slur and his movements had slowed.

Ferdie Pacheco begged Muhammad Ali to stop boxing after his legendary bout with Joe Frazier
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Muhammad Ali rapidly deteriorated after refusing to listen to his body when he should have hung up his gloves
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Pacheco told me many times his one overriding regret was that he could not make Ali understand he was heading for a premature death by refusing to hang up his gloves.

Ferdie remained with him until 1977.

But after watching him take more terrible punishment as he struggled to win another brutal 15-round battle, this time against Earnie Shavers in Madison Square Garden, his conscience would not allow him to continue any further.

Reluctantly, he turned his back on Ali after his fears about the legend’s health were confirmed by Dr Frank Guardino, of the New York State Athletic Commission, shortly after his victory over Shavers.

Pacheco sent a letter to Ali and his family warning him that he could die if he continued fighting
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Ali eventually passed away at the age of 74
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Ali died aged 74 on June 3, 2016.

Pacheco, in one of his books, revealed: “Dr Guardino gave me a report that showed Ali’s kidneys were falling apart.

“And he said to me, ‘Ferdie, you had better advise him to quit. I won’t make these findings of impending kidney damage public but I won’t let him fight in New York again’.”

Pacheco sent letters to Ali, his third wife Veronica, trainer Angelo Dundee and manager Herbert Muhammad, spelling out the grave danger he was in if he carried on fighting.

Pacheco added: “It was no surprise when I didn’t get a response to any of those letters.

Pacheco couldn’t believe that Ali was being encouraged to carry on fighting
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His fight with Joe Frazier is renowned as being one of the greatest in boxing history
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“That’s when I decided enough was enough. If a national treasure like Ali could not be saved, at least I didn’t have to be part of his undoing.”

After he had made that decision, Ferdie always expressed horror that Ali was still being encouraged to continue by those closest to him.

He loved Ali like a brother and, reflecting on his friend’s brave battle with Parkinson’s disease and the years they spent together, he said: “I was hoping he would live a nice long life.

“He shouldn’t have to pay such a price. He chose to pay for it, that’s true.”

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Muhammad Ali’s doctor Ferdie Pacheco died full of remorse that he couldn’t save the legendary boxer

IF only Muhammad Ali had taken Ferdie Pacheco’s advice he could be alive today, enjoying life into a ripe old age. Pacheco, Ali’s doctor and cornerman for 15 years, begged him to quit boxing after he had beaten Joe Frazier in the Thrilla in Manila in 1975 — six years and ten fights before he […]

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IF only Muhammad Ali had taken Ferdie Pacheco’s advice he could be alive today, enjoying life into a ripe old age.

Pacheco, Ali’s doctor and cornerman for 15 years, begged him to quit boxing after he had beaten Joe Frazier in the Thrilla in Manila in 1975 — six years and ten fights before he eventually retired.

Ferdie Pacheco was Ali’s doctor and cornerman for 15 years
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Ferdie, who died eight days ago, three weeks before his 90th birthday, was always full of remorse that he had failed to save Ali from himself.

The man who was known as the Fight Doctor went to work for Cassius Clay in 1962 and remarked he was the most physically perfect human being he had ever seen.

But, according to Pacheco, by the time of his third fight with Frazier 15 years later, Ali was a well that had run dry.

His body was deteriorating rapidly, vital organs were failing and, as a result of increasing neurological damage, his speech was beginning to slur and his movements had slowed.

Ferdie Pacheco begged Muhammad Ali to stop boxing after his legendary bout with Joe Frazier
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Muhammad Ali rapidly deteriorated after refusing to listen to his body when he should have hung up his gloves
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Pacheco told me many times his one overriding regret was that he could not make Ali understand he was heading for a premature death by refusing to hang up his gloves.

Ferdie remained with him until 1977.

But after watching him take more terrible punishment as he struggled to win another brutal 15-round battle, this time against Earnie Shavers in Madison Square Garden, his conscience would not allow him to continue any further.

Reluctantly, he turned his back on Ali after his fears about the legend’s health were confirmed by Dr Frank Guardino, of the New York State Athletic Commission, shortly after his victory over Shavers.

Pacheco sent a letter to Ali and his family warning him that he could die if he continued fighting
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Ali eventually passed away at the age of 74
Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be publish

Ali died aged 74 on June 3, 2016.

Pacheco, in one of his books, revealed: “Dr Guardino gave me a report that showed Ali’s kidneys were falling apart.

“And he said to me, ‘Ferdie, you had better advise him to quit. I won’t make these findings of impending kidney damage public but I won’t let him fight in New York again’.”

Pacheco sent letters to Ali, his third wife Veronica, trainer Angelo Dundee and manager Herbert Muhammad, spelling out the grave danger he was in if he carried on fighting.

Pacheco added: “It was no surprise when I didn’t get a response to any of those letters.

Pacheco couldn’t believe that Ali was being encouraged to carry on fighting
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His fight with Joe Frazier is renowned as being one of the greatest in boxing history
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“That’s when I decided enough was enough. If a national treasure like Ali could not be saved, at least I didn’t have to be part of his undoing.”

After he had made that decision, Ferdie always expressed horror that Ali was still being encouraged to continue by those closest to him.

He loved Ali like a brother and, reflecting on his friend’s brave battle with Parkinson’s disease and the years they spent together, he said: “I was hoping he would live a nice long life.

“He shouldn’t have to pay such a price. He chose to pay for it, that’s true.”

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Anthony Joshua spars in stunning setting on top of skyscraper overlooking Dubai

ANTHONY JOSHUA must be feeling on top of the world with the finest heavyweights on it trying to lure him into a super-fight. And the Brit could have almost touched the clouds as he worked out for a promotional video on the roof of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai. CLAIM YOUR FREE £30 BET […]

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ANTHONY JOSHUA must be feeling on top of the world with the finest heavyweights on it trying to lure him into a super-fight.

And the Brit could have almost touched the clouds as he worked out for a promotional video on the roof of the Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai.

Anthony Joshua poses on top of a skyscraper of a hotel in Dubai
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Joshua has already proved a hit in Dubai by hitting the target in a ‘crossbar challenge’.

And now he has followed in the footsteps of global superstars Roger Federer, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy and by putting his skills to the test on a helipad for the ‘Visit Dubai’ campaign.

IBF, WBA and IBO champion AJ posted the video for on his Instagram page, sparring against a stunning backdrop in the United Arab Emirates.

The Watford scrapper would no doubt have raked in some serious cash from the stunt.

And it is not hard to see why Joseph Parker wants a 35 per cent cut of the purse from a potential fight.

The Kiwi’s promoter David Higgins staged a press conference yesterday and showed footage of Joshua’s wobbles.

Joshua spars for a promotional video
Anthony Joshua spars for a promotional video
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The top of the spike on Burj Al Arab sits 321m up in the air
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Joshua sparred in the stunning setting in the United Arab Emirates
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Anthony Joshua has no shortage of opponents wanting a shot at him
Anthony Joshua has no shortage of opponents who want a shot at him
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AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn hit back saying Higgins was “off his swede.”

Higgins said: “Why does Parker beat Joshua? Simple, Parker has a granite chin, whereas Joshua may have a glass jaw. It’s the worst-kept secret in British boxing. No-one really talks about it.


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“So our offer to anyone in the UK, send us proof that you have also dropped Anthony Joshua. Be the first to do so and we will send you a special gift in the mail.

“Our second offer of today is to all Joshua fans in the world. If you can send us proof that Parker has ever been dropped, we will send you a cheque for £10,000.

Joshua beat Carlos Takam in his last fight at Cardiff's Principality Stadium
Joshua beat Carlos Takam in his last fight at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium
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Joshua retained his IBF, WBA and IBO belts
Joshua retained his IBF, WBA and IBO belts
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“Our message to Anthony Joshua is we want the opportunity to test your chin so much that we will let you keep 65 per cent of the profit. You have no excuses, show Parker some respect and make the fight.”

Hearn snapped back: “You’ve got to love this David Higgins – he is absolutely off his swede.

“We are getting closer on a deal, but holding a press conference in a broom cupboard with a promotional video that looks like it’s been done by my eight-year-old daughter is not the one, in terms of justifying your commercial value.”

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