In a sport like boxing, a boxer needs to train day in and day out to be able to stay in shape until the fight. For a fighter of Anthony Joshua’s caliber who fights in the heavyweight category getting enough fuel in the body is a must. Diet is an important aspect of boxers life and according to Mark Ellison the Performance nutritionist for Anthony Joshua his says his meals are carefully selected
Speaking to ‘The Times’ Ellison gave an insight into what exactly the champs eat before he gets ready for a fight. Let’s take a look at what exactly is on the plate for the British fighter.
When he wakes up in the morning at 7.30am after his 10 hours of sleep, Josh gets his energy for the day from a selection of foods.
On some days he will train on an empty stomach as evidence suggests this can help with fitness.
But on most, he starts with five eggs, fresh fruit, oats, yoghurt, milk and a selection of vegetables. On some days, he also has smoked salmon on a bagel as well.
Joshua will then have an electrolyte drink, recovery shake as well as a sandwich, salad box or pasta pot as a mid-morning snack.
When lunch comes around, Joshua has those two giant chicken breasts with some sweet potatoes and vegetables. He then washes it down with some yoghurt and honey.
At dinner time, his team prepares him the two fillet steaks which he’ll have with vegetables and either pasta, wholegrain rice.
To meet their target of calories, Joshua must also have a snack before he goes to bed. That is a slow-release protein shake and protein bars.
“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,” Ellison said