A boxer’s life outside the ring is, as we all know, glamorous and elite. Huge mansions, luxury cars, and the most beautiful women are just some of the spoils of these modern day gladiators. But we found something in contrast to popular belief with one certain boxing champ.
Britain’s World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua surprised us with a tour of his humble pad in Sheffield, England.
Being the successful talent that he is, you would expect the lavish life he must be living. But in his 2 BHK flat that he uses as his training base camp, you’ll be shocked at what you see. The world champion, who is worth over £35 million, lives off the bare minimum of essentials so he can keep himself stay focused on his boxing.
Anthony Joshua is currently prepping for his US debut against Jarrell Miller on June 1. Going back to his early days, Anthony grew up fighting on the street in Watford before turning his life around and becoming a global icon.
Looking out of the window in his living room, Joshua said,”I like this room because I can keep an eye on the streets. Make sure that everything’s in order.”
“When people have come here and seen this place they do wonder why haven’t we moved.
“Because it works, it’s peaceful, everyone has their own space, a bed to sleep in, food to eat and it accommodates what we need for training.
“What’s brilliant about it is the gym is two minutes down the hill. Any traffic or weather issues and the car can’t move, we can walk to the gym. There’s no excuse not to train so it’s a perfect location for what we’re trying to achieve.”
But contrary to what’s going on in your mind, Anthony Joshua does own a huge mansion that he rented out prior to his earlier fight. For £20,000-a-week, the boxing champ enjoys the luxury in his time off.
The flat in Sheffield is very similar to a council flat that Joshua and his mother once resided in, before buying it out for her in 2013.
A true great in the making, we are filled with nothing but pride for the young athlete, who has showed this type of dedication very rare in most athletes worldwide. Take a bow Mr. Joshua.