Professional British boxer, Anthony Joshua has opened up on his challenges in finding true love, stating that he’s yet to find someone to call his girlfriend.
The world heavyweight boxing champion spoke with to The Sun about life in
lockdown with his family including becoming “super dad” to his four-year-old
son, JJ, and how it has been hard for him to balance his profession together with his personal life.
AJ says: “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.”
The British Nigerian boxer also went on to say that he hopes to find a woman who
would have to understand what it’s like to be famous.
He explains: “Maybe I need to get off the estate and start going to celebrity parties maybe do something different.
“I hope I will and probably meeting someone else who understands fame would make sense.
I would hope so. But it needs to be someone down to earth, family-orientated –
someone who can call my mum their second mum.
“It takes time to grow that and, as I said, now I am older I am stuck in my ways. 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.”