British Boxer Anthony Joshua trains on the Burj Al Arab Helipad in Dubai

Published: Nov 24, 2017, 17:18 IST | mid-day online correspondent

Anthony Joshua put his weight behind Dubai’s drive to become the most active city in the world today, as he took part in a vigorous training session on the iconic helipad of the Burj Al Arab

Anthony Joshua put his weight behind Dubai’s drive to become the most active city in the world today, as he took part in a vigorous training session on the iconic helipad of the Burj Al Arab.

Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua and Sebastian Eubank

The stunt saw Joshua follow in the footsteps of other sporting greats, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Roger Federer and Andre Agassi as he entered the world’s highest boxing ring. In the video, the boxer is seen training with Sebastian Eubank (son of boxer Chris Eubank) who is based in Dubai as a trainer.

Anthony Joshua warming up on the Burj Al Arab
Anthony Joshua warming up on the Burj Al Arab

Dubai is putting physical activity firmly on its national agenda following the launch of the Dubai Fitness Challenge earlier this month. The Challenge saw almost 800,000 participants commit to 30 minutes of activity for 30 days and take part in a packed calendar of sporting events with over 1,500 free workout classes and 75 pop up fitness locations across the city.

Launched by the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the initiative was designed to encourage Dubai’s citizens and residents to embrace a more active lifestyle and take advantage of the huge range of sporting facilities across the city.

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