Anthony Joshua Reveals Interest To Join Politics After Retirement
28-year-old British-born Nigerian, Anthony Joshua, has revealed interest to join politics after hanging his gloves up.
In an interview with Channel 4 news, Joshua explained that he sacrificed education to follow a sporting career but believes his background and experiences can allow him to make a positive contribution.
“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.”
He added: “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.”