- Anthony Joshua was a sensational footballer during his teenage days as he grew up in Watford
- He has disclosed that his Premier League dreams were dashed because of his partying
- Joshua currently holds the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles since December 2019
Anthony Joshua could have been a sensational football superstar playing in the Premier League as he was a very talented footballer during his teenage days.
The world heavyweight champion who grew up in Watford had his footballing career dashed as a result of his partying as a youth.
According to SunSport, Joshua claimed he was lured into night life even as a teenager when he had series of hangouts with the older crowd.
The unified heavyweight king has always credited the brutal sport with dragging him on to the straight and narrow.
The 30-year-old said: "The problem with soccer or football was where it's a team game.
"So I was 15, a couple of my friends are older than me started smoking and going out.
"Obviously they left school now so now they got an ID. They're going clubbing. They're telling me, "Yo, it's lit. Trust me. This is where you need to be."
"And,where football’s a team game, I could go out on a Friday night. And when I'm playing Saturday,
"Ah, gaffer, my hamstring." Sub, but you're just really tired from the last night's party antics."
Anthony Joshua was recently spotted sparring with a couple of young fans in the car park of his gym after working hard in the gym.
The British heavyweight champion shadowboxed with one fan in a video before getting another youngster got involved.
Joshua held his hands up allowing the kids to deliver a couple off combinations before handing them advice.
Legit.ng earlier reported that two-time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua seems to be drawing strength from within to motivate himself during this pandemic.
The British boxer of Nigerian descent surfaced somewhere in Spain earlier this month enjoying some time-off activities.
He bumped into his prospective opponent while on holiday, they exchanged pleasantries and perhaps talked about their future fight, if it will ever happen.
Joshua is scheduled to fight mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev later this year while Fury is waiting for the date of his trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder.
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