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Anthony’s training partner Joshua Hosea Stewart – who weighs five stones more than Tyson Fury – makes professional boxing debut


Anthony Joshua’s former training partner Hosea Stewart makes his professional boxing debut tonight at York Hall.

The Wolverhampton heavyweight, who weighs a 345-pound mammoth, faces Estonian Mait Metsis, who is only in his second professional fight himself.

Hosea Stewart is a heavyweight mammoth
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Stewart has tipped the scales at the 24 stone, 9 pound weigh-in for his four-round contest and it will be interesting to see how his conditioning takes into account the mass he carries.

For reference, Tyson Fury weighed 273 pounds for his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder and AJ weighed around 221 pounds for his fight with Oleksandr Usyk.

His Estonian opponent weighs 229 pounds, giving him an advantage of 116 pounds, or just over eight stones.

Anthony’s training partner Joshua Hosea Stewart – who weighs five stones more than Tyson Fury – makes professional boxing debut
The 23-year-old has his first professional fight tonight
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Stewart has been under Joby Cayton for almost five years now and the Wolverhampton-based coach was added to Joshua’s coaching staff ahead of his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr in late 2019.

For his clash with Kubrat Pulev a year later, Joshua invited the gargantuan hobbyist to his camp to prepare for the Bulgarian after talking to Clayton about him.

“It opened my eyes because I thought I was under the radar until the heavyweight world champion sent me a message!

“I was like, ‘wow, this is serious now,'” he told Sky Sports.

“I believe in my abilities but are you going to work with the double world champion?” Hear him praise me? It is a great revelation. He spoke to me a lot, ”said Stewart.

AJ ended up knocking out Pulev as he defended his world titles at the time, but Stewart said the camp was far from easy.

Anthony’s training partner Joshua Hosea Stewart – who weighs five stones more than Tyson Fury – makes professional boxing debut
Joshua with a few fighters from his camp, including Stewart
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“AJ is very imposing,” he said. “But as a growing heavyweight, it’s good to test myself.

“Can I match it for speed?” Can I match it for movement? Can I wrestle with him to test my strength?

“He was hitting me with gunshots but I was like, ‘I won’t get caught by that one again’.”

Joshua had Stewart reduced to a certain weight before allowing him to come in and be part of his camp. He has passed the course and now seeks to perpetuate these same habits and the same discipline in his professional career.

Anthony’s training partner Joshua Hosea Stewart – who weighs five stones more than Tyson Fury – makes professional boxing debut
Stewart noticeably lost weight for AJ’s camp
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Clayton believes Joshua sees something in the 23-year-old.

“Fair play to AJ who saw and recognized the potential of Hosea,” he said. “He wanted Hosea to experience what camp life is like.

“He gives Hosea so much time and advice. He passionately believes in the potential of Hosea.

Stewart would love to reconnect with Joshua and if the fight with Tyson Fury ever comes up again, Stewart thinks he would be the perfect helper.

“My style is also about movement,” he says. “It all depends on my jab and my head movement.

“The faster I am the more agile I am, this is the perfect preparation for AJ.”



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