Anthony Joshua has an impressive tattoo collection just like his boxing record.
AJ will take on Oleksandr Usik at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this weekend and will undoubtedly take more aches, pains and scars in the ring.
The former world champion showed off a tattoo on his middle finger to hide the calluses he picked up during his boxing career two years ago.
The heavyweight star asked Southgate SG tattoo shop owner Victor Tsihanou to ink a lion and a forest on his middle digit.
Cleverly, one of the callas was used as a moon with the cool design hiding its wounds.
But the tattoo that Joshua got was not the first one. Tell SunSport what they’ve done and what each tat means.
Below his neck, and between his massive shoulders, Joshua’s body bears the insignia of Team GB Singh.
Joshua did this after representing his country at the 2012 Olympics, when he won the gold medal.
It was the first time in more than 100 years that Great Britain had achieved such a success, and it looked like it was heading for silver until the final round.
Joshua fell three points short to claim the super-heavyweight gold against defending champion Roberto Camarelle of Italy in the final round.
After his win, AJ told the BBC: “That medal represents my journey and the support of the team. It is much more than just a gold medal, it is a life experience and I am proud to have it around my neck.” Is.”
He was so proud that he needed a permanent reminder with alike.
Because AJ says he is always learning, wisdom is an important word for the boxer.
That’s why he’s got a tattoo on his right hand
“I’ve always wanted wisdom and knowledge, like the wise men of Italian films and Visegue,” he said of the tattoo before fighting Vitali Klitschko.
“I’ve always looked for it, so it had relevance and meaning to me.”
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it started in africa
The continent of Africa has had a great influence on Joshua’s life.
So, below the word wisdom is the outline of the map of Africa engraved on his right arm.
His beloved mother Yeti Odusanya hails from Nigeria, while his great-grandfather is considered one of the greatest men of Sagamu City.
The sackcloth is a simple nod to Joshua’s legacy.
“I learned more about my family history and I got tattooed of Africa,” he said.
“It was a good combination of ‘wisdom’ and your legacy to get tattooed underneath, so it went well.”
In all, Joshua has got four tattoos adorning his sculpted body. Though he has to go some way to better rival Deontay Wilder, who is covered in body art from head to bottom.