British superstar Anthony Joshua has reached the very pinnacle of boxing, and despite his massive size and figure, that was not all that led him to the fame and success of the 29-year-old world heavyweight champion.
In an interview with DAZN-USA, Joshua was brought on to discuss what a fighter needs to watch out for in the industry to stay protected against unscrupulous managers, and has gone on to name some of the greatest advice he has ever received, as well as the pieces of advice he wishes he had never gotten.
Speaking of unscrupulous managers, Joshua went on to draw comparisons with boxing legend Mike Tyson, who was greatly exploited in the sport due to his fame and marketability.
For young new fighters on their way to international stardom, Joshua stresses to look out for certain advice from promoters that may sound like "something simple like 'Don't worry son - just focus on the boxing and leave everything else to us,'" the 29-year-old told DAZN-USA.
One of the interviewers then interjected into his response asking, "Eddie Hearn said that?", referring to the Englishman's promoter.
Joshua then denied that, pointing out the general nature of what he said, claiming that this is the case for many fighters.
Taking that idea on a positive spin, Joshua looked at what should be the model of a healthy promoter-figher relationship, saying: "I think it's important for a manager or promoter to educate his student.
'This is what you're going to do, this is how you're going to get on.' The better the student does, the better the manager or promoter looks.
"I think with Mike Tyson, the people that were around him around, if they had not tried to steal then people would have still been eating till this day."
Further elaborating to explain his greatest piece of advice given to him, Joshua said: "Never be afraid to ask for help. As a man, you have ego sometimes. 'Alright, I got this.' A lot of my success has come from people opening doors for me because I asked for help."
Much of what gave him his great success is his proactive approach to earn the great status he has earned himself today.News Now - Sport News