Anthony Joshua nails crossbar challenge with Fabio Cannavaro

Anthony Joshua nailed a crossbar challenge alongside Fabio Cannavaro. Anthony Joshua / Instagram

WBA and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has shown off his football skills alongside Italy legend Fabio Cannavaro, nailing a crossbar challenge from 40 yards.

Joshua is on an extended break in Dubai having made a successful title defence over Carlos Takam in Cardiff on Oct. 28.

The 28-year-old posted a video on his Instagram story of him hitting the top of the goal frame with a caption that read: "Should have stuck to football! Boxing has to [sic] many idiots in it."

Plenty of attention has been made to who Joshua will fight next with WBC champion Deontay Wilder slated as a potential opponent in 2018.

Wilder told ESPN on Wednesday that he will be the man to "end Joshua's career" in an explosive rant on Sports Nation.

Joseph Parker -- who holds the WBO belt -- remains another option.