Heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua gets mobbed at open workout as he gears up for showdown with Carlos Takam.

Just a few days to go now until one of the biggest stars in world boxing goes back to work as he he bids to go 20-0 and extend his 100% knockout streak.

Not long ago we asked who is the most popular boxer in the world in the post Mayweather-Pacquiao the sweet science finds itself in.

In most fans’ eyes it came down to Canelo Alvarez and Anthony Joshua.

Certainly Canelo would have to be considered the bigger star in the US and Mexico but in the UK, which has become the dominant force in world boxing in recent years, Joshua surely takes the win in this regard.

Canelo has also been around in the public eye for a while now as a fighter, certainly longer than Joshua who has made a name for himself in relatively quick fashion after winning the Olympics back in 2012 as an amateur.

To get an idea of his star status in the UK you only have to look at here yesterday how he got absolutely mobbed by fans looking for selfies and pictures ahead of Saturday night:

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