World boxing champion Anthony Joshua went toe to toe with a heavyweight rival from the animal kingdom during his holiday in Dubai when he spent some time hanging with a huge tiger.

The IBF, WBA and WBO title holder is enjoying a vacation in Dubai, and took the time to meet one of nature’s most feared predators.

Footage from the trip shows the 6ft 6in Joshua meeting some big cats.

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Joshua is also seen sitting petting a slightly more passive white tiger as he appears completely relaxed around the wild animals. 

The boxer  will have more to worry about as he tries to line up his next fight.