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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 23 June 2018

Miss Lily's, Rashed Belhasa and zip-lining - Dubai is proving a hit with British boxer Anthony Joshua

The 28-year-old is in the emirate on holiday and he is not alone - he has brought his mum, his son and an entourage of friends and extended family.

Anthony Joshua visits Miss Lily's Jamaican restaurant in Dubai. Courtesy Miss Lily's
Anthony Joshua visits Miss Lily's Jamaican restaurant in Dubai. Courtesy Miss Lily's

WBA super and unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has been making the most of his holiday in Dubai. The 28-year-old is in the emirate on holiday and he is not alone - he has brought his mum, his son and an entourage of friends and extended family.

The British boxer, who still lives with his mother, posted pictures to his Instagram that showed him making the most of his time in Dubai.

The sports star also took the time to meet Emirati social-media influencer Rashed Belhasa.

The boxer is a regular visitor to Dubai and was last here in October to promote the Dubai Fitness Challenge.

Joshua says negotiations are 95 per cent complete for him to fight Joseph Parker in March, as he prepares to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

Joshua currently holds three of the five heavyweight titles, having this year added the WBA and IBO belts to the IBF belt he won in 2016. He aspires to become the first boxer in history to hold all five titles and thinks a deal to fight WBO champion Parker in the next few months is close.

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