Family is the number one priority for the British boxing legend – and no one is more important to AJ than his young son, Joseph Joshua, AKA JJ.
Joshua has been spending lockdown in the home he bought for himself and his devoted mum, Yeta, and even invited his niece and cousin to move in so they could all be together.
AJ said: said: “We are all aware there is a pandemic happening across the world but fortunately none of my family have had any tragic losses or massive effects from the virus.
“We are trying to take advantage of spending time together.”And one of the most special things for the fighter is spending quality time with four-year-old AJ in lockdown. Although he admits to facing the same struggles as millions of other parents across the UK when it comes to homeschooling. He told The Sun: “I started off as super-dad and then that slowly went out the window and to be honest he’s watching way too much TV now.
“The only thing he wants to do is watch Paw Patrol and Ryan’s World – there’s no way you’d get him watching Joe Wicks.”And despite being one of the
the most famous men in the country, to little JJ Joshua is simply dad.
The world beater said: “At home he doesn’t really think of me as a famous boxer or anything like that. I’m not a superstar and he doesn’t think so either. He knows I fight but that’s all.
“I always keep that stuff away from home. I’m not like that at home – and I’m not even like that when I go out, really.”
AJ has always taken his responsibilities as a father seriously.
After he and JJ’s mum, Nicole Osbourne, separated he made sure she was well looked after and bought her a £500,000 penthouse in North London.
JJ is also a regular on his dad’s Instagram feed, with the proud dad sharing adorable posts about how much he adores his young son.
But when it comes to JJ following in his famous dad’s footsteps, it’s a definite no/no from the boxer.