He's a knockout! British super heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua strips off on the beach

Super heavyweight amateur boxer Anthony Joshua is usually seen delivering right hooks, jabs and uppercuts in the ring.

But the London 2012 Olympic gold medallist has traded in his boxing shorts for a pair of swimming shorts as he hit the beach in Barbados earlier today (Wednesday).

The super fit athlete is holidaying following his big Olympic win at the games in London – and a well-deserved break it is.

Anthony Joshua strips off in Barbados

Ring the bell! Anthony Joshua hits the beach in Barbados earlier today

The handsome 22-year-old wore a pair of grey board shorts with mint green draw strings as he hung out on the beach.

The athlete took advantage of the good weather and spent time chilling out on the golden sands with a pal.

Anthony won the gold medal for the mens super heavyweight over 91-kg boxing on August 12 in London.

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After winning his medal, Anthony said: ‘I felt the hearts of all these people around this nation. That medal represents my journey, and the support from the team. It's much more than a gold medal. It's a life experience."

While off on his travels Anthony tweeted: ‘BIG thanks to @richardbranson @VirginHolidays for hooking me up with an amazing holiday...maybe some pics to follow #leeeaveit’

Anthony’s spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Anthony is just taking some time out taking a well-deserved rest in Barbados…maybe taking time for the odd jog along the beach!’

Anthony Joshua soaks up the sun in Barbados

Champ: Anthony soaks up the sun on a well-earned holiday in Barbados