The teetotal chess fan who packs a punch: why Anthony Joshua is the people’s champion

17 December 2017 12:05
The heavyweight boxer, hot favourite for BBC sports personality of the year, has turned his life around and brought his sport back into the mainstreamAnthony Joshua used to run a stall at Wembley market that sold what his promoter Eddie Hearn has called “dodgy belts”. Heavyweight boxing, the sport in which Joshua has made a name and a great deal of money, has long had a problem with dodgy belts.There are currently no fewer than six world heavyweight belts, each sanctioned by a different organisation, of which Joshua is in possession of three: the WBA, the IBF and the IBO. But from tonight, he may also be holding an award that, while no stranger to dispute, is at least dispensed according to public vote. Related: Anthony Joshua goes from prison to punching way to heavyweight greatness Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian