Anthony Joshua has suggested that he’ll make a move into acting, once he retires from boxing.
‘AJ’ has suffered a rough couple of years in the sport, following back-to-back defeats to Oleksandr Usyk and losing his heavyweight titles in the process.
In an interview with British GQ, the two-time champion suggested he could turn his hand to acting once he’s hung up the gloves, the only issue… he’s not sure about his American accent.
“I think after boxing I’ll be able to do acting.
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 you doing, AJ? That’s pretty good. You want some coffee? Hey, where is my money, man? Hey, I said where is my money, man?”
You can listen to AJ’s attempt below:
Joshua wouldn’t be the first heavyweight champion to make the move into acting. Mike Tyson has appeared in all three films in The Hangover trilogy, Jack Dempsey starred in three films in the early 1900’s and fellow Londoner Michael Bentt has worked alongside stars such as Will Smith and Johnny Depp, as well as starring as ‘Sonny Liston’ in the Ali (2001) movie.
More recently, we have seen former cruiserweight champion, Tony Bellew, make the leap into Hollywood. Bellew played the antagonistic role of Ricky Conlan in Creed, the popular sequel to the Rocky franchise.
For now, Anthony Joshua’s focus remains on boxing, as he is set to make a return to the ring in April. Whilst an opponent is yet to be made official, there are growing rumours that he may face Jermaine Franklin, who proved to be a difficult test for Dillian Whyte, back in November.