British boxer and World’s heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua is an eligible bachelor. Not only is he rich and famous but good-looking and admired by millions all around the world.
The world's biggest sporting stars A.J, with a raft of titles and a legion of adoring fans – but genuine love is still proving tough to conquer for the Nigerian born ring fighter.
In a chat with The Sun, the world heavyweight boxing champion opened up about fatherhood, finding love and life in lockdown with his family.
Speaking about his love life, he 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 learned 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 33-year-old also believes that any future girlfriend would have to understand being 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.”