Anthony Joshua has been spotted for the first time since smoothing things over with Amir Khan following accusations the British heavyweight boxer had an affair with his wife.
The 27-year-old was spotted on holiday in Spain with a mystery woman as he sauntered down a quiet road in Spain over the weekend dressed in navy and a cream sun hat.
Joshua is enjoying some time away from the spotlight after he became embroiled in the public break-up between Khan and Faryal Mahkdoom, who was accused by her husband of having an affair with the undefeated boxer.
Joshua is in Spain having distanced himself from the public break up of Amir Khan and his wife
Joshua has since buried the hatchet with Khan after he accused his wife of having an affair
Joshua is still waiting to learn officially who he shall fight next after Wladimir Klitschko retired
Joshua took to Twitter on Saturday to confirm that he has made up with Khan since the sensational public spat between the boxer and his wife earlier this month, after it was revealed Khan was threatened with legal action.
Joshua was accused of having an affair during the foul-mouthed tirade strewn across social media, but having initially shared a clip of the Shaggy song ‘It Wasn’t Me’, the 27-year-old has cleared the air with his fellow boxer.
He wrote: ‘Apology accepted,’ before responding to a tweet from Khan to say: ‘Glad all is cleared up and all lies. I got angry like any man would. No truth to it. Good to know. All the best.’
Ms Makhdoom had earlier described the events linking Joshua to her faltering relationship with Khan as a ‘misunderstanding’ during an online post on Saturday morning, claiming messages attributed to her and the boxer were fake.
Joshua accepted an apology from Khan having been accused of having an affair with his wife
Joshua is set to fight Kubrat Pulev with an announcement next week for a November bout
The 27-year-old wore shades as he drove around with the mystery woman while on holiday
Joshua was happy to take the wheel as he and his two friends make their way across the city
She wrote: ‘I’ve been quiet for some time… because I myself didn’t know what’s going on. Everything that’s going on is just not right and a complete misunderstanding.’
What is also not understood is the identity of the person Joshua was seen walking alongside in Marbella on Sunday, with the boxer also seen driving the woman in his Mercedes convertible along the quiet streets.
At the height of the tense Twitter spat, Joshua looked to diffuse the situation by writing: ‘Bantz (banter) aside, I hope you guys can resolve your situation or this is a hack as we have never even met!
‘Plus, I like my women BBW (Big Beautiful Women) #ItWasntMe.’
Joshua reacted after becoming embroiled in Khan’s woes with good humour posting a video
Joshua’s love life is a hot subject and he will be keen to get the focus back on his boxing
The IBF heavyweight champion parks up after a short ride with the mystery woman in Spain
The IBF heavyweight champion’s love life has since gained heightened intrigue, but there is no suggestion he is romantically involved with the lady in the crimson dress.
Joshua will learn next week whether the IBF will enforce a mandatory title defence against Kubrat Pulev, according to promoters for both fighters.
The unbeaten star successfully defended his heavyweight belt and added the WBA ‘super’ title following his sensational 11th-round stoppage win over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley earlier this year.
Promoter Eddie Hearn is considering a number of options for Joshua’s next fight, but with Klitschko out of the picture, an IBF title defence against Pulev, the No 1 ranked challenger is hotly tipped.
Amir Khan was threatened with legal action after claiming Joshua had an affair his wife
Khan and his wife Faryal Makhdoom sensationally announced their marriage is over on Twitter
Among the extraordinary claims was that he had discovered Snapchat messages between Faryal and fellow boxer Joshua, which Khan promptly sent out to his Twitter followers
The British heavyweight champion would later reply to Khan, writing: ‘Apology accepted’