Nigerian-born British boxing champion of the world, Anthony Olaseini Oluwafemi Joshua has disclosed that he admires Real Madrid ace, Cristiano Ronaldo.
CR7 is an inspiration to the football world, but the 32-year old Portuguese star also inspires other sportsmen outside the beautiful game with the latest being Joshua.
The unified heavyweight champion revealed why he looks up to Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo for inspiration ahead of his forthcoming bout against Kubray Pulev.
Undefeated Joshua moved to 19-0 following his sensational win over Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 at Wembley earlier this year and has revealed that he strives to replicate the former Manchester United man.
“He’s the Don,” Joshua told Copa 90. ‘Remember I haven’t had much background, so I had to present myself to the world – so for the first three years I was managing, managing, marketing and marketing.
‘But now I’m at a stage where I’ve just said I’ve done that, now I want to focus on being the best boxer then I get the inspiration from Ronaldo.
‘It’s just little things. He would train by himself afterward to work on what he wanted to work on.
‘I was speaking to [Ronaldo’s former Manchester United team-mate Rio] Ferdinand who said he was the only one in the team back then who had masseuses, nutritionists, psychologists, so he had that desire.’