& # 39; Road to Wembley & # 39 ;: heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua prepares for Alexander Povetkin with the gym session
- Anthony Joshua returns to action at Wembley Stadium on September 22
- The Briton will defend his heavyweight belts against Alexander Povetkin
- Joshua continues to work hard in preparation for that final title contest
- The strength and conditioning coach put him to the test on Thursday
George Flood for Mailonline
The Anthony Joshua team gave Alexander Povetkin a glimpse of what to expect by showing the strength and physique of the fighter at a moment of social media training as he continued preparations for the world heavyweight title clash.
After his points victory over Joseph Parker in March, the Briton returns to the ring at Wembley Stadium on September 22 to defend his belts of AMB, IBF, OMB and IBO against Russian Povetkin.
Joshua will expect such a fight to act as a precursor to a lucrative showdown with WBC champion Deontay Wilder and clearly leaves no stone unturned in his pursuit of his 22nd consecutive professional victory.
Anthony Joshua continues to work hard in the gym before his fight with Alexander Povetkin
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Current titles: Heavyweight titles IBO, IBF, WBA and WBO
The 28-year-old was put to the test in another session on Thursday, with strength and conditioning coach Jamie Reynolds charging an action shot to Instagram.
In the photo, the muscular Joshua can be seen kneeling and fully focused during an exercise using a functional trainer along with the legend: "Road to Wembley."
Joshua will hope to start another impressive knockout streak against WBA mandatory challenger Povetkin and get closer to that elusive transatlantic bout with Wilder, who looks set to face Tyson Fury later this year.
The British defends his heavyweight titles against Povetkin at Wembley on September 22
He was recently accused of avoiding that blockbuster contest by the world's last undisputed heavyweight champion, Lennox Lewis.
Former WBA title holder and fellow Olympic gold medalist Povetkin fought for the last time on the Joshua-Parker card in Cardiff, knocking out David Price in the fifth round of an explosive match.
The only professional loss of 38 years to date came when Wladimir Klitschko defeated him in Moscow in October 2013.