Gamers will be able to play as Anthony Joshua in the up coming FIFA 21 video game.

The Watford born world heavy weight boxing champion will be a playbale character in the franchise’s VOLTA mode, which gives the option for players to have five-aside clashes.

On their website, EA said: “Olympic gold medallist and two-time unified heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua makes his way from the boxing ring to the small-sided game.

“Watford-born and bred, AJ isn't new to football. He'll be bringing all his experience with him into VOLTA.”

One person said it was their son's idea for Joshua to be in the game.

He tweeted: "This was actually my son’s idea! Told me he’d love to play fifa as Anthony Joshua so I put the call in to Eddie and he’s made it happen!"

Other characters gamers can play with include Kylian Mbappe, Kaka, and DJ Diplo.

In VOLTA mode, gamers can play in 23 locations across six continents with unique atmospheres.