- Joseph Joshua has been tipped to continue the legacy of his father Anthony Joshua in boxing
- Born in October 2015, JJ is one of the motivations behind Joshua's successful boxing career run
- Joseph was recently seen with his father when he won his heavyweight fight in Saudi Arabia
Anthony Joshua reclaimed his heavyweight spotlight with a resounding victory over Mexican heavyweight star Andy Ruiz on December 7, 2019, in Saudi Arabia through a unanimous point decision.
The Nigerian-born British fighter had earlier lost his to the Mexican, but the second showdown saw Joshua outclass Ruiz through 12 rounds of boxing action to reclaim his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts.
Joshua then appeared to be cuddling to his arms a young boy during a post-fight interview inside the Diriyah Arena, leaving everyone on the web of confusion about his fatherhood status.
And in what does not come as a surprise, Joshua has now been confirmed as the father of the young boy who many may see as a worthy heir to the throne of Joshua's boxing legacy in the future.
Named Joseph Bayley Temiloluwa Prince Joshua, the young boy was born in October 2015 to Joshua and his estranged girlfriend Nicole Osbourne.
JJ, as he is commonly called, takes after his father in term of physical resemblance and love for the boxing sport, as he is always seen with his dad on big events.
According to Anthony Joshua, 5-year-old Joseph stays with his (Joshua's) mum Yeta Odusanya who the boxer has always described as a big inspiration to him.
On the possibility of JJ toeing the path of his father, Joshua ruled out seeing his son venturing into the fighting game because according to him, he lacks the “killer instinct” his has from a tough upbringing.
Recently, JJ featured alongside his father on the GQ Magazine, and it was there the heavyweight star confessed that his son will not go into boxing because he does not have a violent background.
"I had that instinct before I ever boxed, but now I know how to handle it, control it and when to use it.
“And that’s why I think maybe JJ won’t be able to box, because when you come from a less violent background, do you have that instinct?
"JJ has the bloodline but will he be the strongest in the pack?" Joshua submitted.
Joshua also revealed the commitment of raising his son and said his mum has played a big role in raising Joseph, saying: "it takes a family to raise a man."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za had reported that Anthony Joshua has taken a step further to become a bonafide citizen of his fatherland like every other Nigerian citizen.
The WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion officially registered to get his national identity card and was handed the slip that had his identification numbers.
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