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Anthony Joshua Reveals Why He Still Lives With His Mother At 34

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Nigerian-born British heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua has revealed that he still lives with his mother despite being 34 years old.

Anthony Joshua is reportedly worth £150 million after making £10 million in his bout with Otto Wallin in December 2023, which ended in a knockout win for the Nigerian-born boxer.

Joshua is currently preparing to take on cross-over heavyweight boxer, Francis Ngannou on March 8 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. If AJ wins the bout, he will walk away with about £40 million.

Despite earning so much from boxing, the 34-year-old former two-time heavyweight world champion prefers to stay under the same roof with his Nigerian mother.

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In an interview with Good Morning Britain, Anthony Joshua revealed that he prefers to stay with his mother whenever he is in England because he travels a lot and doesn’t want to miss any opportunity to be with his mom whenever he is available.

“I still live with my mum. I realized that when I started training – which I do away from home a lot – that if I’m away for 10 months of the year and then when I get back I’ve got to do commercial work I realize that if I was to move out I’d never actually see my mum,” AJ said.

“I’m away in various parts of the world for a lot of the time, but my actual base is at home with mum. So I can still wake up, see her, and spend time with her when I can.”

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On whether his mother watches his boxing matches, Anthony Joshua said, “Sometimes she doesn’t show up, she stays behind, and she prays a lot. She says she can’t really watch her son because she doesn’t enjoy it. It’s tough for her, of course, but she enjoys the fruits of her labour. I take care of my mum a lot, I love her dearly.”