Nigerian-born British world boxing champion, Joshua OlaseniOluwafemi Joshua has disclosed that he always ensures he keeps abreast with dope regulations and sometimes takes drugs tests three times in five days.
This comes as confirmation of an earlier report thatJoshua is undergoing rigorous anti-doping testing to KO Joseph Parker’s baseless “king of steroids” slur.
The Kiwi WBO champion casually threw out the controversial jab in a bid to speed up the big-fight negotiations and he retracted it and apologised swiftly after.
AJ revealed at the first press conference that he spends around £30,000 per fight to get tests by the UK’s anti-doping authority as well as from personnel of World Anti-doping Agency (WADA).
The IBF and WBA champ revealed he would invite testers – who must know his exact whereabouts twice a day – into a nightclub with him to maintain his clean reputation.
One of AJ’s team members revealed that the Watford-based hero had been tested three times inside five days and twice consecutively.
After announcing the fight, AJ and his promoter Eddie Hearn hit back at steroid claims by the opposing camp, and the boxer has now revealed efforts he takes to meet regulations.
Joshua said: “I sign up three months in advance every time and I have to give them two slots in the day where I definitely will be – so they are able to drug test me.”
On his part, Hearn, who has serious concerns the massive fight with Tyson Fury could turn to dust, added some figures, as he provided details on the costly process.
The Matchroom kingpin said: “We pay something like £30k every fight, to make sure the fighters are tested.
“As soon as the contract is signed, that testing is under way, that’s WADA. We optionally sign up for that.”