Usher Talks Intense Fitness Regime For Boxing Film: "I Train Like An Athlete!"

10 October 2013, 12:48

The 'Numb' singer reveals his sculpted physique in a new shoot ahead of the film's release.

Usher has opened up on his intense fitness regime for his new film role as boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, while showing off his newly toned muscular physique.

The 'Scream' singer is set to portray the sporting icon in a new film called Hands Of Stone, and is seen flexing and revealing his ripped body in a new photo shoot for Men's Health US.

"I train like an athlete every day, believe it or not," Usher revealed to Men's Health, when quizzed on the new film role. "My commitment to this character demands that I not only physically get ready, but also become him.

"The hair, the personality, the manner he conducts himself in, all that," he explained. "He's an incredible man."

Check out a picture of Usher on the cover of Men's Health this month below (Credit: Men's Health):

The film Hands Of Stone, which also stars Robert De Niro, is expected to launch in cinemas in 2014.

Usher is also hard at work on his eighth studio album, the follow-up to last year's 'Looking 4 Myself', which he has promised will be a return to his R&B roots.