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Omega Seamaster Replica ’s pink gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore looks lived in. Turning it over in my hands, I see that it is not a showpiece, the dings and scratches bearing witness to the fact that this is a well-loved, everyday watch. It appears to be running fast, but apparently not. “No, I always set that one 20 minutes ahead,” Joshua says. “It is important to be prompt and never to be late.”
We are shooting the cover images for both the UK and Swiss editions of Revolution and we have a studio packed with Joshua’s team, plus photographer and crew. Everyone in the room would have been happy to wait for the unified world heavyweight champion to arrive, yet here he is, 20 minutes ahead of schedule shaking hands, hugging and endearingly introducing himself – “Hi, I’m Anthony” – to each person on set before plugging in his playlist and singing along to his own selection of R&B tracks. Between shots, we talk about his life before and after fame and how he found his way into boxing.
Born in Hertfordshire in 1989, Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua spent some of his early childhood in his ancestral home in Nigeria – a fact marked by the tattoo of the African continent on his right shoulder – (Omega Seamaster Replica choose )before his parents divorced and he returned to Watford with his mother Yeta. A talented sportsman who excelled at football and athletics at school, Joshua was never a huge fan of team games, finding that too many people, while having all the talent in the world, lacked the discipline to make it to the top.
When he was 18, Joshua was introduced to the Finchley Amateur Boxing Club in Barnet by his cousin, fellow fighter Ben Lleyemi. Joshua realised that in boxing, the only person who could get him where he wanted to be in the sport, or conversely prevent him getting there, was himself. Excelling from the start, he won the Haringey Boxing Cup in 2009 and 2010, won all of his 18 fights as an amateur and earned himself a spot on Team GB at the 2012 Olympic Games, where he went on to win gold in the super heavyweight division, earning an MBE in the process.