Anthony Joshua has been consuming a remarkable 5000 calories every day as he prepares to face Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday night.
In a mandatory defense of his belts, the WBA (Super), IBF, and WBO heavyweight champion will join the unbeaten Usyk.
AJ has created a huge diet plan to get in shape for the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium bout.
He eats twice the amount of recommended 2,500 calories per day for males before any of his fights.
He had to learn to do so the hard way, though, as he revealed to Coach in 2018: “In the past, I didn’t eat enough… I’d have breakfast, snack during the day and then not eat until dinner.”
That couldn’t be further from the truth now with his nutritionist Mark Ellison making sure he eats a bucket load of useful grub.
“Even though he can eat a large amount of food it has to be good quality – we can’t fuel him on junk,” Ellison told The Times.
“I’ve got a BMW 5-series estate and the haul from the greengrocers fills up the boot.”
Joshua’s enormous breakfast, which often includes five eggs, fresh fruits, yoghurt and milk, usually has a variety of vegetables. Sometimes, it even contains smoked salmon on a bagel.
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His morning intake doesn’t stop there as he will then have an electrolyte drink, a recovery shake and one of a sandwich, pasta pot or salad box.
Joshua will be eating a big meal for two, consisting of two large chicken breasts, sweet potatoes, and vegetables, with yoghurt, honey, and more.
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Ellison forces him to wait until the evening so he can enjoy his next feast.
The 24-1 pro tucks into two fillet steaks which are served up with veg, in case he hadn’t had enough already, and either pasta or wholegrain rice.
Even with the time remaining in the day, he can still sneak in a quick-release protein shake and a snack bar before bed.
All of this food is used to fuel his 17-stone frame, which he uses for the extensive weight training and exercise he undertakes in fight camps.
Ellison adds: “If anything he has to be careful because he can easily not get enough fuel in, especially when he’s doing two, two-hour training sessions a day and fulfilling media requirements.”