- Anthony Joshua has opened up on his challenges in finding true love
- The 30-year-old boxing champion says he is yet to find someone to call his girlfriend
- Joshua has a four-year-old son, JJ, from a previous relationship but still remains single
WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has opened up on his love life revealing he doesn’t have a girlfriend and haven’t had one for a while.
Joshua made this revelation in an interview with The Sun, even as he admitted he would like to find love with "someone to grow with," but he is still searching for the perfect match.
The 2-time boxing heavyweight champion has a four-year-old son, JJ, from a previous relationship but still remains single.
According to him, much of his time is taken up by training and his dedication to boxing, but he was quick to note that a sportsman can still date and be successful but it is hard to find a balance.
Joshua 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.
"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.”
Despite being a global superstar, 30-year-old Joshua still shares a council flat with his mother, as well as owning a modest two-bed flat in Sheffield where he stays when training for his fights.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that WBC champion Tyson Fury has stated emphatically that he is ready to face fellow countryman Anthony Joshua claiming that he would knock him out in the third round.
Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have not met in the boxing ring, but boxing fans all over the world have been clamoring for a fight between these two warriors.
Recently, Tyson Fury defeated American boxer Deontay Wilder who was beaten mercilessly in which one of his coaches had to throw in the towel to end the fight.
Anthony Joshua has been tipped to face Tyson Fury in 2021 in what is expected to be a tough encounter between these two boxers.
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