In a recent interview with Louis Theroux, former world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua shared details of a street fight he had with six men. The interview, featured in the latest episode of Louis Theroux Interviews, shed light on Joshua's upbringing, boxing career, and future plans.
During the opening segment of the episode, Theroux inquired about the marks on Joshua's hands, wondering if they were from boxing. Joshua revealed that while one scar was indeed from the sport, the marks on his knuckles were a result of a different encounter. He explained that he unexpectedly found himself engaged in a physical altercation with six individuals while he was on his way to buy chicken.
Joshua spoke candidly about the incident, stating that he did not consider himself to be a troublesome individual and rarely got into fights. However, he acknowledged that his skin didn't heal well, and the scars were a reminder of that particular street brawl. He even joked that he hadn't sent anyone to the hospital but might have considered a coffin instead.
In addition to discussing the street fight, Joshua touched upon various aspects of his life, including how his boxing career no longer brings him the same enjoyment as before. He also revealed insights into his teenage years in London and his experiences with drug habits.
The episode primarily focused on Joshua's points win over Jermaine Franklin in April, which marked a significant comeback after losing two consecutive matches against Oleksandr Usyk. Since then, Joshua has continued to fight, securing a knockout victory against Robert Helenius in August.
The episode featuring Joshua and Theroux will air on BBC Two on Tuesday, 7 November, at 9pm GMT. This compelling interview offers fans and viewers a unique glimpse into the life of the renowned heavyweight boxer and his journey both inside and outside the ring.