ANTHONY JOSHUA is feeling nostalgic after showing off images of his incredible transformation from ten years ago.
The heavyweight champion had only taken up boxing just one year prior to the 2008 pictures, proving his incredible rise in the sport.
Instagram / @anthony_joshua9 AJ posted pictures of before he hit the big time
AJ's amateur career kicked off in 2009 by winning the Haringey Boxing Cup and he hasn't looked back since.
As he spends time away from the ring while relaxing on holiday in Jamaica, the 29-year-old is obviously feeling reflective after showing off his latest snaps on Instagram.
They show his skinny frame in training at his first boxing club – Finchley ABC in North London.
He is also sparring and posing for pictures alongside the first trophies he won as an amateur.
Instagram / @anthony_joshua9 The heavyweight champion only took up boxing in 2007
Instagram / @anthony_joshua9 AJ shared pictures of him sparring with former boxing partners
Instagram / @anthony_joshua9 Before he won his title belts he was winning amateur trophies
Those trophies turned into Olympic gold medals which later turned into heavyweight title belts.
Now he just needs Deontay Wilder's WBC belt to become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
Joshua has a date with destiny at Wembley next April but has yet to agree a deal with an opponent.
He will be keeping one eye on the upcoming battle between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder knowing the winner could be in line to take on the undefeated Brit.