"Cutting weight, two days before first fight, mind in the right place. Fear NO guy," Idris Elba captioned the snap

By Michael Miller
Updated August 22, 2016 05:15 PM
Idris Elba/Instagram

Idris Elba is stripping down and giving fans a look at his progress as he trains for an upcoming fight.

In a post-workout photo later posted to Instagram, a sweat-drenched Elba flexes a bulging bicep while wearing nothing but his underwear.

Judging from the caption, it appears the Thor: Ragnarok star is making his final preparations before his big fight. “Cutting weight, two days before first fight, mind in the right place. Fear NO guy,” the star captioned the snap.

Asked about his favorite mode of exercise, the Jungle Book star recently told PEOPLE, “Kick-boxing, fight training. Yeah, I’m training at the moment, I’m going to do a semi-professional fight soon so I’m training for that.”

Fortunately for his fans, Idris has been chronicling his (shirtless) training on Instagram for the past few weeks:

Elba recently revealed that Chris Pine got a taste of his boxing skills while filming Star Trek Beyond. “Chris Pine and I actually got a little too physical and he ended up with a black eye – which ended up in the movie, by the way!” he told PEOPLE at the film’s Comic-Con premiere.

Outside of his blossoming mixed martial arts career, Elba is set to reprise his role as Heimdall, the all-seeing Asgardian god, in Thor: Ragnarok, and will play gunslinger Roland Deschain in The Dark Tower adaption coming out next year.

Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters Nov. 3, 2017.