Heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua is flying high after his latest defense and new belt acquisition last weekend but that didn’t stop him from taking some time out to do something for the average worker who helped at his event last weekend.
A Joshua fight is now a gigantic event that needs a wealth of staff not just in the arena, but to actually help Joshua get to the arena safely and securely.
A number of police officers personally escorted the boxer to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales this past weekend and Joshua took time at one point to personally thank one of them – as one policeman pointed out on his Twitter account:
With absolutely no expectation or need to do so @anthonyfjoshua shows what behaving like a true champion is all about, showing a huge amount of humility to personally thank the 4 @SWP_Roads officers for getting him to @principalitysta ready for #JoshuaVParker #champion #respect pic.twitter.com/8GftXWkFce
— Joe Henderson-Jones (@CIJoe_Jones) March 31, 2018
With news this week that London has actually over taken New York for the first time ever for crime rates – this sends a positive message out to younger folks in the UK.
Joshua himself turned his life around from a life of crime before getting into boxing.
He then went to the Olympics, won the Gold medal and the rest is history as they say.
How far he goes in his professional career remains to be seen but he hasn’t put a foot wrong yet, in fairness.
Acid tests await him however in the form of Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury – down the line.