Anthony Joshua catches up with Ashley Theophane at Floyd Mayweather's Las Vegas gym

Ashley Theophane catches up with Anthony Joshua at the Mayweather Boxing Gym in Las Vegas (Instagram @ashleytheophane)
Image: Ashley Theophane catches up with Anthony Joshua at the Mayweather Boxing Gym in Las Vegas (Instagram @ashleytheophane)

After seeing Anthony Joshua visit Floyd Mayweather's gym in Las Vegas, Ashley Theophane believes the world heavyweight champion is on the verge of becoming a worldwide star.

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Joshua has been out in Las Vegas as talks of a major rematch with Wladimir Klitschko taking place in the boxing capital intensifies.

Pound-for-pound great Mayweather is currently preparing for his August 26 fight with Conor McGregor and Joshua visited the gym to watch the five-weight world champion train.

Anthony Joshua at Mayweather's gym (Instageam @Anthony_Joshua)
Image: Anthony Joshua at Mayweather's gym (Instagram @Anthony_Joshua)

Welterweight contender Theophane, who is part of Team Mayweather, was also present and says that the 27-year-old heavyweight is close to becoming a star stateside.

Speaking exclusively to Sky Sports, he said: "I didn't know he was going to come into the gym and I was just finishing up my own work when I saw him and he showed love to us all, he's a very likeable guy.

"When he walked in the gym everyone knew who he was, every one of the boxers wanted a photo with him - he's massive in the boxing community.

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Image: Negotiations have taken place about Joshua's rematch with Klitschko landing in Las Vegas

"He came back again to watch Floyd train and it's great to see two of the biggest names in boxing supporting each other.

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"AJ is a star in the UK and when he does eventually fight in the States and elsewhere in the world, he will be a worldwide star.

"The man is great for boxing and represents the UK very well everywhere he goes."

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