Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has stolen his custom Range Rover

Heavy boxer Anthony Joshua had his Range Rover stolen from £ 150,000 early yesterday morning, MailOnline can reveal exclusively

Boxing's heavyweight, Anthony Joshua, stole his Range Rover from £ 150,000 in the early hours of yesterday morning, and MailOnline can reveal it exclusively.

The boxer swore to pursue the thieves who pinched his custom luxury engine, embossed with the signature of AJ, days before his world title fight against Alexander Povetkin.

Joshua defends his heavyweight crowns WBA, IBF and WBO against the Russian challenger, 39, at Wembley next Saturday.

Joshua was training at the English Institute of Sports (EIS) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, when he was taken from a relative's home in London on Thursday.

A source told MailOnline: "In the early hours of yesterday morning, Anthony Joshua's custom Range Rover was stolen from a relative's house while he was out training at the Sheffield Institute of Sport. He has reported that it was stolen. .

Heavy boxer Anthony Joshua had his Range Rover stolen from £ 150,000 early yesterday morning, MailOnline can reveal exclusively

Heavy boxer Anthony Joshua had his Range Rover stolen from £ 150,000 early yesterday morning, MailOnline can reveal exclusively

"It's the most unlikely goal for car thieves, since the car is completely personalized with its registration number, while the headrests, the steering wheel, a badge and even the interiors of the doors are marked with the signature of Anthony Joshua It is also equipped with a tracker, and who would want to be caught stealing the world heavyweight champion?

"So he's going to be completely destroyed as he loves that car, which is shared with the family members while he's away." It is said that the family member who took him from his driveway is devastated.

A friend of Joshua said it was an unlikely target for car thieves since the vehicle is instantly recognizable and has a tracker

A friend of Joshua said it was an unlikely target for car thieves since the vehicle is instantly recognizable and has a tracker

A friend of Joshua said it was an unlikely target for car thieves since the vehicle is instantly recognizable and has a tracker

"And this is an unwanted distraction as he prepares for his heavyweight clash against Russian Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on September 22."

Joshua's spokesman said: "A car was stolen from a relative's house in central London early on Thursday morning.

& # 39; This is now a police matter and no more information will be provided. & # 39;

Police believe that the thieves attacked the Range Rover using a keyless device that imitates a car keychain to enter.

The £ 100 device can pick up the genuine fob's signal and trick the car into believing it is being legitimately opened.

Once inside, thieves can cancel the keyless start with a simple computer.

The number of similar thefts is increasing, particularly in London.

Thieves apparently get around £ 5,000 per car, which is dismantled and rebuilt in a new car from a number of the same type of stolen vehicle. In doing so, it is more difficult to identify.

Joshua was training at the English Institute of Sports (EIS) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, when he was taken from a relative's home in London on Thursday.

Joshua was training at the English Institute of Sports (EIS) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, when he was taken from a relative's home in London on Thursday.

Joshua was training at the English Institute of Sports (EIS) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, when he was taken from a relative's home in London on Thursday.

Police believe that the thieves attacked the Range Rover using a keyless device that imitates a car keychain to enter

Police believe that the thieves attacked the Range Rover using a keyless device that imitates a car keychain to enter

Police believe that the thieves attacked the Range Rover using a keyless device that imitates a car keychain to enter

Joshua was filmed receiving the high-performance Range Rover SV Autobiography Dynamic in March of this year after working with designers and technicians to create several exclusive features, including his premium paint finish that bears his name, World Champion Graphite.

It also features a diamond-quilted leather interior with black and white finish, with a custom storage unit on the boot's edge and boxing glove on the door handles.

So far, a spokesman for Met Police and Land Rover have refused to comment when MailOnline contacted them.

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