Nigerian-British boxer Anthony Joshua has revealed that he would prefer to be remembered for his ‘character’ than his illustrious career inside the boxing ring.
The 31-year-old, who praised England footballer Marcus Rashford for initiating a campaign on free school meals throughout the pandemic, said he does not want his legacy to only about his sporting achievements as he spoke of the of the essence of reaching out to people
The world heavyweight champion said: “If you look back at the great boxers, like Muhammad Ali, there is not much people can remember about their fights but they can probably remember their characters,” he told ES Magazine.
“Ultimately, no one is going to remember everything about my boxing unless they are a hardcore fan; my legacy should be about the type of character I am.”
Joshua, who lives with his mother Yeta Odusanya in north London, had delivered a speech at a Black Lives Matter rally in his home town of Watford last summer, as he reiterated his commitment to “fight” for his community and environment.
“We need a conscious effort to come together and to fight for positive change and we should keep up that fight as a community,” he said.
“It is our duty to help others in need and if you can do that, the world will be a better place. Things are only going to get better. People are passing their intelligence down to the next generation,” Joshua said.