AJ’s tats include nod to Olympic glory, African roots.. and gangster films

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Anthony Joshua has an impressive tattoo collection just like his boxing record.

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AJ will take on Oleksandr Usik at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium this weekend and will undoubtedly take more aches, pains and scars in the ring.

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Anthony Joshua shows his finger prickcredit: Southgate SG Tattoo
    Joshua had a lion and a forest with ink on his middle finger to cover his calluses

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Joshua had a lion and a forest with ink on his middle finger to cover his callusescredit: Southgate SG Tattoo

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.

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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.

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But the tattoo that Joshua got was not the first one. Tell SunSport what they’ve done and what each tat means.

Team GB

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.

    Joshua holds Team GB Lion between his shoulder blades to commemorate winning gold in London 2012

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Joshua holds Team GB Lion between his shoulder blades to commemorate winning gold in London 2012Credits: Newsgroup Newspapers Ltd.

‘Intelligence’

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.”

He or she has seen Goodfellas several times.

    Wisdom is a watchword for the always learning Joshua

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Wisdom is a watchword for the always learning JoshuaCredits: Newsgroup Newspapers Ltd.
    Joshua's quest for knowledge is partly inspired by gangster movies

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Joshua’s quest for knowledge is partly inspired by gangster moviescredit: Rex Features

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.

    The outline of a map of Africa on Joshua's right hand celebrates his legacy

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The outline of a map of Africa on Joshua’s right hand celebrates his legacyCredits: Newsgroup Newspapers Ltd.
    Joshua's mother Yeta Odusanya is from Nigeria

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Joshua’s mother Yeta Odusanya is from Nigeria

Anthony Joshua shocks as the man pulls out the glass eye and shows it

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