Watch Anthony Joshua brave freezing cold ice bath in late-night recovery session for high-stakes Oleksandr Usyk rematch

ANTHONY JOSHUA took a plunge in a freezing cold ice-bath during a Sunday recovery session.

The former unified heavyweight champion is no stranger to putting in the work when others are making the most of the day of rest.



And he braved an ice bath with pal Chris Casey this past weekend in order to help his body recover from his training punishing session.

Joshua shared Casey's clip of them entering ice baths in a garden with his 13.4million Instagram followers on Sunday night via his story.

The clip shows the pair enjoying a laugh before going outside to get into the baths.

Neither man showed any reservations as they stepped into the freezing cold water with absolutely no hesitation.

Athletes often use ice baths as the cold water aids muscle recovery and helps to boost their metabolism and immune systems.

Joshua, 32, is currently gearing up for a high-stakes rematch with new unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.

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AJ was turned over by the slick southpaw in their Tottenham tussle last September, suffering a lopsided points defeat.

A date for their eagerly-anticipated rematch has yet to be finalised, although SunSport understands the bout will likely be staged in May or June.

Joshua has removed Rob McCracken from his role as head coach for the crunch rematch but has yet to reveal the identity of his new lead trainer.

But promoter Eddie Hearn insists will be revealed when the Watford warrior officially enters training camp.

He recently told DAZN: "AJ will do that himself in due course when camp starts, there's been training in the US, there's been training in the UK.

"He's, he's got a good idea in his mind now what his team will look like for that training camp.

"I think he's buoyant. He's excited. He feels like he's done the research. He's done the work.

"In the next three or four weeks, it'll be time to enter camp and I'm sure we'll make an announcement about who's on the team.

"It's a camp which is going to be very important for his career and one he's very excited about."

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