Anthony Joshua’s meteoric rise to the top of heavyweight boxing has been nothing short of remarkable.
After winning gold for Team GB at the London Olympics in 2012, Joshua made his professional debut the following autumn, and in just three short years has managed to win the IBF title, defend it twice, and construct a perfect undefeated record of 18 wins, none of which have gone the distance.
Joshua is currently preparing for his biggest fight to date in the form of Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on April 29.
However, that hasn’t stopped the British boxing star from taking time out from his training to post photos to his followers on social media.
The former Olympian posted a photo to his Twitter account of him sitting on the phone with the caption “looking busy”, but unfortunately for Joshua, it was the armchair in which he was sitting on which garnered the most attention.
The brown leather armchair in which Joshua is sitting on in the photo is heavily tattered and wouldn’t have looked out of place at a scrap yard, leading to many of the boxing champions’ followers to comment on why the wealthy athlete hadn’t replaced it.
Joshua’s bout with Klitschko is said to be one of 10 super fights lined up for the Brit in what could see the 27-year-old become one of the wealthiest boxers in history, and although it is not known if the photo actually took place in Joshua’s home, the heavyweight is renowned for being grounded and humble.
You can see some of the tweets he received below.
Bet Joshua wasn’t expecting Twitter to respond in this fashion.
Despite being worth an estimated £10million, Joshua still lives with his Mum in North London and pays her digs in exchange for her cooking his meals and cleaning his gym gear.
The IBF heavyweight champion is reportedly set to split an £80million payday with opponent Klitschko when the two meet in April, so hopefully, Joshua can invest in some new furniture for him and his Mum with his earnings.
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