News 30 May 2020

Anthony Joshua details dating preferences & boxing’s return after COVID-19 in new interview

30 May 2020

In a recent interview, Anthony Joshua opened up about his struggles with his dating life, being a father during lockdown and returning to Boxing after the pandemic.

The world heavyweight boxing champion has admitted that there is one prize that he hasn’t received yet, finding love.

When talking to The Sun Newspaper, AJ said, “I think you can date and still be a successful sportsman but it’s hard to find a balance and I would have to compromise — which I’ve not felt able to do.”

“My dad never gave me advice about much. But in terms of relationships what I have learnt and what I tell my son is, it would be nice to find a high school sweetheart and to grow together because as you get older you get set in your ways.”

“For me to have a relationship now means I would have to compromise and change my ways and I don’t know how easy that would be for me to do. So I do date but I don’t get to the stage where I actually put anyone into that position.”

The heavyweight champion added, “I don’t have a girlfriend and I haven’t had one for a while. But as I get older I do think it would be nice to have someone, someone to grow with as well — but I honestly haven’t found anyone. As I get older it would be nice to bring someone into my world but it’s dependent on who and I just haven’t found someone yet. Maybe we can go on a hunt. We have all the time now.”

Sport is gradually preparing to return, with next month’s top-flight football resuming — and AJ feels it can help Britain get back on its feet.

AJ said, “Things are heading in the right direction and as long as it’s safe I think sport could play a big part in helping Britain come out of this — it’s 100 per cent going to help lift people. It’s great news about the Premier League and boxing will hopefully follow at some point.”

For more from Anthony Joshua, find out the opponents he wants to face before he retires here on GRM Daily.