Anthony Joshua has hinted that he will switch to acting after he retires from his boxing career.
‘AJ’ has had a rough few years in the sport, after consecutive defeat to Oleksandr Usyk and lost his heavyweight title in the process.
In one Interview with UK GQthe two-time champion suggested he might switch to acting after hanging up his gloves, the only problem… he wasn’t sure about his American accent.
“I think after boxing, I will be able to act in movies.
I don’t know how much success I will have in the film industry, because I don’t know how good my American accent is.
How are you, AJ? That’s pretty good. You want some coffee? Hey, where’s my money, man? Hey, I said where’s my money, man?
You can listen to AJ’s effort below:
Joshua won’t be the first heavyweight champion to turn to acting. Mike Tyson appeared in all three of The Hangover trilogy, Jack Dempsey acted in three in the early 1900s and fellow Londoner Michael Bentt worked alongside stars like Will Smith and Johnny Depp, as well as starred as ‘Sonny Liston’ in the film Ali (2001).
More recently, we’ve seen the former cruiserweight champion, Tony Bellew, take the leap into Hollywood. Bellew plays the villain Ricky Conlan in Creed, the popular sequel to the Rocky series.
For now, Anthony Joshua’s focus remains on boxing. preparing to return to the ring in April. While an opponent has yet to be officially announced, more and more Rumor has it that he might face Jermaine Franklinwho proved to be a tough test for Dillian Whyte, back in November.