Boxing fans think Anthony Joshua has already beaten Robert Helenius at weigh-in

Anthony Joshua offered to fight Robert Helenius on the stage after the pair weighed in.

The British heavyweight got heated with his rival on the eve of their clash at the O2.

Joshua, 33, said to Helenius ‘you look like you’ve got a problem with me’ as they faced off on the stage at the Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd’s Bush, London.

Then the former world champion said ‘we can have a fight tomorrow night or we can have a fight here’.

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The pair were kept apart in the intense stare off with Helenius – a late replacement – looking surprised by Joshua’s confrontation.

And fans on social media already think that AJ has the Fin beaten, with one commenting: “Already lost he just got bitched.”

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A second said: “AJ already bullying this kid,” with a third comment reading: “1-0 up on the mind games already not man backing down at the face-off lol.”

Joshua was due to face Dillian Whyte but his bitter rival tested positive in a VADA test and the clash was cancelled.

Helenius, 39, has taken the fight on less than a week notice as he looks to reignite his career after a brutal knockout defeat by Deontay Wilder last year.

Joshua tipped the scales at 17st 12lb with Helenius just shy of a lb lighter than his opponent.

This is expected to be an easy fight for Joshua with Helenius a late call up but there is a huge pay day at risk if he slips up.

Skills Challenge – who host boxing in Saudi Arabia – are set to be at the O2 as they look to finalise a deal for the British star to face Wilder early next year.

They’ve pencilled in a date of January 13 and they want Joshua to sign the contract for the fight this weekend.

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