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Anthony Joshua Faces Anger After Quotes Comparing His Niece And Son Resurface

Ryan Sidle

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Anthony Joshua Faces Anger After Quotes Comparing His Niece And Son Resurface

Anthony Joshua might be working towards being the most recognisable boxer in the world but with great power comes great responsibility and an even greater chance that people will be ready to criticise you when you say something stupid.

The problem with a lot of sports people is they end up being as flawed as the rest of us.

You see we build them up, worship their sporting abilities and see them as heroes so when they mess up, even the smallest slip that any of us can be prone to, they're far more likely to get buried for it.

Check out our interview with Joshua:

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Anthony Joshua always comes across as a pretty nice bloke. He smiles at the right time, doesn't get involved in too much name calling, a rarity in boxing these days, and is always good in interviews.

But Joshua messed up in one interview. Talking to GQ back in March he was asked if he was strict on his son and AJ said:

"I don't think I'm that strict with Joseph, I don't know why. But with my niece I'm strict.

"I think it is because she is older, but also he's a boy - he's going to be a man's man, he'll want to spread his wings be a Jack-the-lad, build his character.

"But with my niece, there is none of that Jack-the-lad nonsense for her!

"My view is you have to be a good woman, respectful, one day you will be someone's wife, you have to learn family morals... what it is to be a good woman."

And plenty of people aren't happy:

It's a hugely old fashioned view from the heavyweight champion and probably one he should reconsider.

Topics: Joseph Parker, Boxing News, Anthony Joshua

Ryan Sidle
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