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Anthony Joshua sent vile abuse from trolls after IBF World heavyweight champion posts picture of himself praying in a mosque

Mirror logo Mirror 18/01/2017 Jack Rathborn

Anthony Joshua © Getty Images Anthony Joshua Anthony Joshua has been subjected to vile abuse from Twitter trolls after he posted a picture of himself praying in a mosque. 

The IBF World heavyweight champion is enjoying some down time in Dubai ahead of his mega fight with Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on April 29.

But during his break, the 27-year-old was pictured in the holy building participating in the afternoon prayer Asr, recited by practising muslims.

Joshua, not a muslim himself, wrote: "Besides luck, hard work & talent.. Prayer is a solid foundation. It was nice to join my brother as he led through afternoon prayer (asr)."

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The heavyweight superstar is known to enjoy experimenting with other religions, though some of his 'fans' took objection.

While there were some negative comments, others rallied behind the Olympic gold medallist and looked to hush the hateful remarks.

Joshua is born to Nigerian parents, one of the most religiously diverse countries in the world, and has admitted he is yet to affiliate himself to a religion.

“I don’t have a preferred religion: I’d have to do research," Joshua revealed in an interview last year.

“I was born a Christian but as I’ve grown into my own man I don’t attach myself to a religion; 100 per cent I have faith. Then it’s locking into what suits me.”

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