Boxing superstar Anthony Joshua poses for pictures with lucky youngsters at Sheffield training camp

Liam Stenton (L) and Lewis Houston (R) with Antony Joshua - image courtesy of Elaine Houston
Liam Stenton (L) and Lewis Houston (R) with Antony Joshua - image courtesy of Elaine Houston
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Boxing superstar Anthony Joshua surprised lucky youngsters from Team GB Ice Hockey by posing for pictures and signing autographs when they met in Sheffield.

Youngsters from Team GB Ice Hockey under 16's were busy practicing at at Sheffield's English Institute of Sport (EIS) when they spotted the famous face.

The British boxer has been in Sheffield preparing for his IBF World Heavyweight title bout against former World champion Wladmir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, April 29.

Joshua, has long made use of the world-class facilities in Sheffield, which has also been used for three successive Olympic cycles by GB Boxing.

But, Joshua swapped the punchbags for the cameras on Friday by signing autographs and posing for pictures with the lucky Team GB youngsters at their ice hockey training camp.

Budding sport stars Liam Stenton and Lewis Houston, of Solway Sharks JIHC, had travelled up from Scotland to train at the EIS.

Liam's mother, Andrea Stenton, said that the youngsters were stunned when they noticed the heavyweight superstar in the foyer.

Andrea said: "The kids just said hello to Anthony and he was very gracious. He posed for pictures and shook hands with most if not all of the kids there.

"He was a lovely guy and huge when he stood up!"