Anthony Joshua Surprises His First Boxing Coach

Anthony Joshua Surprises His First Boxing Coach

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‘Undefeated heavyweight champion
of the world,
‘Anthony Joshua!’This morning we’re here to meet
Sean Murphy –
a close friend and the guy
who started me off boxing in 2008.
We’re in Barnet. But the actual
boxing club’s called Finchley ABC.
I know this place like
the back of my hand.
I used to come running round here.And right now we’ve got
a little surprise for Sean,
so I’m just heading down to
the boxing gym.
The Sean I know,
he don’t show emotion.
He’s a disciplined man,
he’s been boxing from young.
So I think he’s built up
a certain resilience in him.
What’s happening, Sean?You all right, mate?
Fine.
All right?How are you?All right.It takes me ages to get going
in the morning.
I’m not a morning person.You up
every morning early, innit?
From eight o’clock every day.I don’t know what it was about him.He was a very happy-go-lucky
sort of fellow.
Just laughing all the time.I thought he was on crack
or something.
ANTHONY LAUGHS“Josh, shut up! Get on the bag,
stop talking.”
Yeah, I’ve come in here
thinking it’s a social club.
I did my boxing but I’d still have
a laugh with the boys and that.
And this is where I learnt
discipline,
where you have to forget your egoand listen to instructions if you
want to achieve something.
Sam, that’s just come in –
Sam Patrick –
that was Josh’s training partner.
Yeah.
You’ve seen me in my reckless days,
you know. When I was smoking!
HE LAUGHSAnd then boxing really helped me get
on the straight and narrow.
You know deep down
I’m a shit boxer, innit?
THEY BOTH LAUGHDeep down, I’m just shit.HE CONTINUES LAUGHINGI still ain’t got a Scooby-Doo.Just been blagging it
the whole time.
Your mum rang me up once. I don’t
know if I’ve ever told you this,
or she might have told you.Do you remember you was coming
for a little while?
Yeah.And then all of a sudden
you disappeared.
Do you remember what I said to you?I said, “Whatever you’re doing,
it’s not legal.”
I said, “You’ve got to stop it now.“If you want to get serious
and you want to box,
“you’ve got to stop it now and sort
yourself out.”
Stay focused, yeah.This is Klitschko?What, if that’s Klitschko there…?THEY ALL LAUGHI’ve got something for you
in the car as well, Sean.
SEAN GROANSI have to stretch out
in the mornings, big-time.
Look at that.“Finchley ABC, Sean…”
What the fuck, man?
ANTHONY LAUGHSThat’s your motor.Fuck off!I’m serious.Seriously?
Yeah, man.
There’s a contract on it saying
you can’t sell it in six weeks.
THEY ALL LAUGHI remember Josh saying to me a long
time ago, “I’ll look after you.”
But him just winning the world
title is enough for me,
do you know what I mean? Josh?Someone’s going to have to show
me how to fucking start it.
These guys will always have their
doors opens for me, no matter what.
LAUGHTERWhen it’s all said and done,I’ll never forget who’s been
there when no-one was.
Thanks a lot, yeah?

100 thoughts on “Anthony Joshua Surprises His First Boxing Coach”

  1. THIS IS PURE APPRECIATION, YOU GOT TO LOVE ANTHONY JOSHUA
    JOSHUA' START YOUR CLOTHING LINE AND I WILL BURN ALL MY ARMANI JEANS AND BUY ONLY ANTHONY JOSHUA CLOTHING AND SHOES

  2. Encourages you to change your life as I am meant to have left for school an hour ago but I’m in mine smoking a joint hahahah

  3. Respect for a man that stays loyal, its a quality that is lost in many today. He remembered the man that was always there for him, and that's what counts

  4. love love love him, so bloody humble. If only other famous people could be like him. He's a credit to Britain

  5. funny bit was when AJ the offered the car to his coach and said there's a contract in the car that u can't sell it in 6 weeks. lol

  6. "I was fucked up before boxing,what would I be doing now if you weren't there" Anthony Joshua and than gifts his first coach a BMWπŸ‘ŒπŸ’―

  7. What a class act you are AJ without doubt you will continue to beat who ever decides to get in the ring with you πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ‘

  8. Mad respect for this Champion! A genuinely good human being, the world needs more like Anthony Joshua!

  9. And always remember don't forget where you're coming from…well done A.J…"let's go champ"….

  10. This is why the whole of the Uk is so proud of this man. Takes a real man to walk in those shoes and Aj fits in them like a glove. This is something just off my chest.

  11. This the reason he has the worlds respect. Forget Wilder, Fury & White. This man is the Don Daddy of the game πŸ‘ŠπŸΎ

  12. I allways said a real man is the man who nose where he started from and still comes and never forgets and give back look how happy his first couch was now that’s a mind my French Focking real world champion good on you AJ inshallah allah rewards you with more πŸ’―πŸ€²πŸΌ

  13. true decency and upbringing i mean we would never get to see such compassion from mayweather even for his own father let alone not even speak to him in a moral way but here johua has really proved he is one respectfull decent guy, trully deserving the position he is on today the WBC….

  14. This is why Anthony Joshua will continue to flourish, he remembered where it all started and made his first coach happy, even if the coach didn't pray for u,Anthony u are blessed already.

  15. Very few fighters transcend boxing, sir anthony joshua may god preserve you my brother, your a real 1

  16. Damn he's such a good man, by never forgetting those who helped him over the years, and now he's able to take care of them. America loves AJ

  17. When he said β€œ I was fucked before boxing man β€œ it gave me hope, because I’m pretty much fucked right now πŸ˜‚

  18. GRATITUDE YOU HAVE OR YOU DONT AND EVEN GOD GOT FED UP WITH UNGREATFUL PEOPLE. IT JUST DRAINES YOU.GRATITUDE SHOWS EXACTLY WHAT KIND OF HUMAN BEING THAT YOU ARE AND JOSHUA IS A RARE ONE.

  19. Well,this guy is a top bloke to remember where he started from and to rewsrd someone who helped him is out of this world good on him…Top Bloke..πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

  20. More BBC fake news-Greedy Hearn & AJ got beat by a bum in boxing terms & that's what AJ will ever be remembered for the beating & all the fake news and know alls got it wrong,ha ha ha ha ha.

  21. AJ lost to Ruiz for 2 reasons….1) Ruiz’s skills and 2) being haunted by Wilder’s tremendous victory. AJ’s head wasn’t right because he went for it too early trying to match Wilder’s excitement and got clipped.✌🏾

  22. 😁 I love it! He seems like such a genuinely good hearted person. I can’t wait to be able to do that for people I hold dear to me.

  23. You see why i can't stop loving this guy… No matter where Life takes you….don't forget where you came from…

  24. I gotta admit that's a touching gesture. And I'm definitely not a fan. Incidentally, notice when he jokingly (?) says, I'm a shit boxer: I've been blagging it (or something). Over two years later words like those come back to haunt him.

  25. AJ went up in my estimation when he went out with Bear Grylls and climbed over that ravine on a rope.I sincerely hope that he wins back that world title.

  26. Thanks very much champ Aj,for not forgotten your mentor congratulations πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ πŸ‘πŸ”₯ be blessed πŸ™πŸ™ and more focused fighter

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