Anthony Joshua knocked out by a different kind of British heavyweight

Anthony Joshua with his bespoke Range Rover

Ahead of this weekend’s big fight with Wladimir Klitschko, Britain’s Anthony Joshua has already laid his gloves on a different kind of heavyweight.

IBF Heavyweight World Champion, Joshua has taken delivery of a bespoke version of Jaguar Land Rover’s flagship vehicle, the high performance Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic.

Joshua commissioned the bespoke Range Rover earlier this year when he visited the SVO Technical Centre in Warwickshire, where he worked with Land Rover designers and technical specialists to curate various interior and exterior features, including a bespoke premium paint finish which SVO has dedicated to its client and named it ‘World Champion Graphite’.

Joshua, who steps into the ring at Wembley Stadium tomorrow, said: “I spend a lot of time on the road travelling to Sheffield during my training camps so I am incredibly grateful to Land Rover and the SVO team for their assistance.

“I had a fantastic experience in specifying this Range Rover, and the level of design detail in the finished vehicle is stunning, from the boxing glove emblems in the door handles to the custom storage unit for my training equipment.”

The ‘Bespoke by SVO’ Range Rover has been hand-finished at the SVO Technical Centre at Ryton, near Coventry. Based on a Range Rover SVAutobiography-Dynamic, the commission showcases the bespoke capabilities of SVO. Joshua’s vehicle is also the first in the world to feature the new SVO Design Pack.

It offers greater scope for customers to personalise their vehicle and includes a number of distinct exterior changes, including unique front and rear bumpers – the latter incorporating integrated quad tailpipes – new side vents, side sills and a bespoke grille.

The SVO Design Pack will be officially launched worldwide in May.