Anthony Joshua mocked Deontay Wilder as he revealed the worst advice a boxer can receive from a promoter.
Joshua told boxing channel DAZN: “I just think something simple like ‘Don’t worry son – just focus on the boxing and leave everything else to us'”
The interviewer interjected: “Eddie Hearn said that?”
“No!”, insisted Joshua. “I’m not saying Eddie Hearn said that. But you know what I’m saying.
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“I think it’s important for a manager or promoter to educate his student. ‘This is what you’re going to do, this is how you’re going to get on.’ The better the student does, the better the manager or promoter looks.
“I think with Mike Tyson, the people that were around him around if they had not tried to steal then people would have still been eating till this day.”
Affecting an American accent and looking to camera, Joshua mimicked the mannerisms of his future rival Wilder: “Till this day”, he re-emphasized.
“I understand where I was, I understand everyone’s got to eat. But you need to be realistic a well.”
Of the best advice he has received in his career, Joshua said: –
“Never be afraid to ask for help. As a man, you have ego sometimes. ‘Alright, I got this.’ A lot of my success has come from people opening doors for me because I asked for help.”