Boxing helped me reach my potential- Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua
By Patricia Uyeh,
28-year-old boxing champion, Anthony Joshua says boxing helped turn his life around.
According to him, he might have gotten with a bad crowd as a youngster and boxing spurred him to win gold at the London 2012 Olympics.
Since then, Joshua has not looked back. Come March 31,the WBA Super and IBF heavyweight champion will be looking to add the WBO belt to his haul when he takes on Parker at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
After admitting that things could have been different if he hung up his gloves, he insisted the stardom has not gone to his head.
He said, “Boxing helped me reach my potential as a person, not just from a sports perspective, but to become a disciplined and more mature man that takes care of my household. That’s what sport has given me.
“I haven’t lost touch with anything that used to go on — I’m still in touch with reality — and I think people respect that.
“The slogan ‘stay humble’ doesn’t mean taking a lot of nonsense and sit back and hide in your corner.
“It just means treat the person on the street who doesn’t have a home to live in with the same respect of a person who lives in a palace.
“It’s an equal playing field — you treat everyone with the same respect.”
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