“Why I still live with my mother at age 34” – Boxer, Anthony Joshua
Professional British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, has revealed why he still lives with his mother, Yeta Odusanya, at the age of 34.
This comes after he moved back into his mother’s two-bedroom ex-council house in 2017 after earning a whooping £15 million from defeating Wladimir Klitschko, beating Robert Helenius in August, and currently preparing for his next fight in 2024.
Speaking in an interview with BBC’s Louis Theroux, the 34-year-old said he still lives with his mother because she is very important to him and the Nigerian culture encourages communal living. He added that his future wife would struggle to convince him to move out.
The two-time world champion said,
“I still live with my mum. In our culture, we grew up in our own family home, we support our parents. Why am I going to move out and leave my mum by herself, for some girl? Family is the most important thing. When a girl gets with me, she ain’t just marrying me, she’s marrying my family.”
Anthony, who is not romantically linked with any woman at the moment, added that he likes to keep his personal life private because he can’t live up to the expectations people have of him.
“Are we going to dissect everything I say and use it as a narrative to create a story?
That’s why I keep myself to myself. ‘You put all this pressure on yourself to come and be this big star and be perfect.
‘I’m telling you, they’ll pull you down. The higher you are, the bigger the drop.”