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Anthony Joshua reveals Interest in Politics | WATCH - BellaNaijaWorld heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has revealed his interest in politics in an interview with Channel 4 News.

Joshua, who hopes to add the WBO belt to his WBA, IBF and IBO belts by defeating Joseph Parker in Cardiff on March 31, has said he does have an interest in politics, and while he does not think he can run the country, he thinks he could have a say. He said:

I have an interest and I have learnt a lot through boxing in terms of like world matters and what matters to me and what matters to the minority because that’s where I come from.

I do have a voice but remember I sacrificed education to follow a sporting career.

So what I say isn’t always going to be facts and my point of view isn’t always going to be from an educational stand point but it will be from a reality – a realistic stand point.

Because I didn’t go to school I didn’t educate myself, I haven’t been in a classroom, and I’ve been out on the streets with people every day since I was young.

So I do have an interest but I’m not saying I can run the country but I do think that I could have a say. I could have an input and I do think young kids coming up in this country should have a more of a say of what’s going on.

I think that the county’s moving at such a rapid pace that some people that are older have been in power do need young creative minds to kind of influence what is happening in the world and world matters – I do believe that.

Joshua was also asked about the coming Russia 2018 World Cup, the interviewer asking who he’d like to win between England and Nigeria. See his reply below:


  1. Chu

    January 23, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    Anthony not having an education is not an excuse, look at George Weah of Liberia, let him inspire you. We need more people to think interest in politics and change things.

  2. Becca

    January 23, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    Martin Schulz, ex President of the European Parliament and leader of the opposition in Germany has no high school certification (German Arbitur), he failed to graduate and pursued no further formal education. He was even an alcoholic at one point..

    In the UK you don’t even need a ‘formal education’ to hold political office. The university of life is a better educator, plus people are fed up of the career politicians, straight from uni to politics.

    • Becca

      January 23, 2018 at 4:17 pm

      IMO, being educated is very different from holding degrees. Being well read in the social sciences and humanities would serve one better politically, than having a phd in Biomedical Sciences for instance.

  3. carlos

    January 24, 2018 at 12:26 am

    so which country will you finally join politics in ?

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