Humble Heavyweight Champ Anthony Joshua Reveals His First Big Purchase
Newly crowned king of heavyweight boxing Anthony Joshua has revealed the first thing he’s splashed some cash on since taking home a huge purse from his fight against heavyweight veteran Wladimir Klitschko over the weekend. While some freshly minted champions might go out and buy a house, a few supercars or their own private helicopter, Anthony Joshua showed just how down-to-earth he is with his latest purchase.
Taking home 15 million pounds, which is about $25.6 MILLION in Australian dollars, Joshua revealed to the Mirror that he first spend about $205 AUD at his local laundry and dry cleaner, saying “First off, I’ve got to pay my bill there. It’s big.”
The heavy hitting boxer gets his clothes dry cleaned just around the corner from the council flat that he lives in with his mum in the suburb of Golders Green. Joshua famously still lives at home with his mum, having purchased the flat for her after making it big in the boxing world. The mother of his one-year-old son Joseph, Nicole Finchley, lives just around the corner in Finchley from Joshua and his mother in a five hundred thousand pound penthouse that Joshua purchased.
Joshua said that he is always happy to do meet and greets with fans, posing for selfies and signing autographs.
“I’m a people person. On the estate where I’m from, there were loads of us. Everyone at Wembley, I probably know 20,000 of them because I’m a local boy,” he said.
“The only time the attention gets difficult is when I’m late for training because Rob doesn’t get it. He’s just interested in me getting to the gym!
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyfjoshua) April 30, 2017
“The main thing I like about what I’m doing is there is some kid who’s going to come up and be inspired about what we’re achieving and go on to do bigger and better things than we’re achieving.
“That’s why I don’t mind the attention because it’s got a positive rebound.”
Now sitting pretty on top of a stack of cash having defeated the Ukrainian star Klitschko by knockout, Joshua has his sights even higher.
“When I first started my career my aim was to become a millionaire,” he said.
“I need to be a billionaire.”
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