The heavyweight champion is starting the new year like everyone else, with a fresh slate – and has his eyes on some big goals for 2018.

It was a strong year for the Watford man who really proved himself at the highest level, namely in a toe to toe battle with Wladimir Klitschko that in many people’s eyes was one of the best fights of the year.

Now it’s on to bigger and better things, he hopes.

Like all top athletes, he’s looking to push the envelope even further. To try to be the best at anything, surely there’s a bit of a madness to it.

But Joshua is being sensible with his new year goals, telling BBC Sport that:

“What I’d like to achieve next year is more sleep, in terms of getting to bed earlier. One of the nicest things that we were blessed with on Earth is getting a good night’s sleep. So honestly, getting a good night’s sleep.”

He went on to say:

“What I’m hoping to achieve in boxing is consistency. In terms of all the belts I want, I could have all five. I fit three on this arm, I could definitely put another two on this arm.”

He’s heavily linked with a Joseph Parker unification bout at the moment who holds the WBO belt.

It is thought the deal could be announced any day now, for next April or May.