Anthony Joshua’s bout with Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday night will go down as one of the all-time greats.
And despite Joshua’s dramatic win, the Watford man’s level of humility is simply outstanding. With 90,000 fans cheering you on in your home country it might be easy to become at least a little big headed but the 27-year-old appears to have both feet firmly planted on the ground.
Following his 11th round knockout win Joshua’s comments simultaneously displayed just how humble he is while frightening anyone he comes up against next.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the fight, Joshua said:
I’m not perfect, but I’m trying. And if you don’t take part you’re going to fail.”
— Sky Sports Boxing ? (@SkySportsBoxing) April 29, 2017
This notable modesty is commendable for a man in his position while it also shows how much better he can become if he truly believes he is not at the very least nearing perfection.
Having only made his professional debut in 2013 these remarks are perhaps understandable but it will still raise the hairs of those lined up to take on the former Olympian next.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena