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Anthony Joshua out to prove who is the heavyweight daddy even though son not interested

Anthony Joshua is aiming to show Oleksandr Usyk who the daddy of the heavyweight division is tonight.

Even though his father is a boxing legend, the British star doesn’t care about Joshua’s dad’s boxing success.

Joshua, 31 years old, will take on Oleksandr Usyk, a Ukrainian ace, for the WBO and WBA heavyweight titles.

He has also sacrificed his preparation by staying in Sheffield during training camp, which meant that he was two-and-a half months away from his son Joseph, his eight-year-old.

Joshua said: “I made the sacrifice, I stayed in camp this time.

“I used to go home on the weekends to obviously try and catch up with family and stuff. “But this time around I stayed in camp. I didn’t really see my family and stuff, my boy, over that period.



Joshua and Usyk meet for the first time at the press conference
Joshua and Usyk meet for the first time at the press conference

“That’s the longest. But it’s going to be like that now. It’s going to be like that.

“As the years go on I tend to become more disciplined rather than go the opposite way.”

But ‘AJ’ admits ‘JJ’ isn’t too fussed about his dad being the biggest name in British boxing.

He said: “I don’t think he is interested in boxing or sport yet.

“He’s just more like computer stuff like, you know, motorbikes, he likes motorbikes.



Joshua is looking for his 25th professional win
Joshua is looking for his 25th professional win

“I don’t even know if I’m Daddy, I’m just a mate.

“He’s actually quite independent so he’s chilled, he’s not like—he doesn’t hold my leg and be like, Daddy—do you know what I mean? He’s very independent.

“He’s smart, though, a very smart boy.”

Joshua will earn in excess of £15m for tonight’s clash with former undisputed cruiserweight king Usyk.

Anthony Joshua out to prove who is the heavyweight daddy even though son not interested
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