- Anthony Joshua has intensified preparation for Andy Ruiz re-match
- The Briton is in the race to reclaim his belts from the Mexican boxer after losing them in June
- Mikey Poulli, a visually impaired Arsenal fan, paid the 29-year-old a visit during one of his training sessions
British born boxer of Nigerian descent Anthony Joshua received a special guest during one of his training sessions ahead of his heavyweight re-match with Andy Ruiz later this year.
The 29-year-old Briton lost all his belts after kissing the canvass in the seventh round of his first bout with the Mexican fighter.
However, Joshua is now intensifying his preparations for much anticipated fight in Saudi Arabia in Decembe, while training rigorously.
And the boxer received a special guest who is visually impaired, 8-year-old Mikey Poulli, who visited during his training session.
Joshua took the youngster round the training gym and painted visual expression of the environment to the boy.
The youngster had a feel of the punching bags during his short time with the former heavyweight champion.
After the experience, the Briton shared his experience with his special guest on social media with a caption saying: "Walking with vision is important, however, to walk with faith is a blessing."
He also encouraged the youngster to 'work with faith' and trust himself because that's the most important in the race to succeed in life.
Mikey on his part also shared the moments on his social media page with the caption: "I see you Champ Anthony Joshua. True fighters need to stick together. May God bless us all.
"Even though i walk through the darkest valley, i will fear no evil, for you are with me” Psalm 23:4.
He transcribed the recording Joshua handed over to him and posted it with the video recorded of both of them.
Sound on, Anthony Joshua speaking: "We walk with faith in our hearts, and that is more powerful than anything” ❤️ "Life isn't easy, we have to keep on fighting. When 2 warriors meet, something special happens.
Mikey however appreciated AJ for the gesture saying: "Thank you big cousin AJ for your kind words, time, love and support.
"Please pray for me I hope you’re inspired to never give up, and go on to win your next title fight in December.
"God bless you John 20:29 “blessed are those who have not seen and yet believe” #faith #believe #ajboxing #anthonyjoshua #boxing #nevergiveup #blind #mikeypoulli.
Joshua also promised to visit the boy in his school in a recorded message for Mikey before eventually leaving the gym.
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