Anthony Joshua has revealed that he does not have a lady he could call his girlfriend but hopes to finally get one soon.
Joshua who is a two-time unified heavyweight champion, having held the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles since December 2019 and previously between 2016 and June 2019 said he has to do things differently if he were to have a girlfriend.
Joshua told The Sun: “I think you can date and still be a successful sportsman but it’s hard to find a balance and I would have to compromise – which I’ve not felt able to do.
“My dad never gave me advice about much. But in terms of relationships what I have learnt and what I tell my son is, it would be nice to find a high school sweetheart and to grow together because as you get older you get set in your ways.
“For me to have a relationship now means I would have to compromise and change my ways and I don’t know how easy that would be for me to do.
“So I do date but I don’t get to the stage where I actually put anyone into that position.
“I don’t have a girlfriend and I haven’t had one for a while. But as I get older I do think it would be nice to have someone, someone to grow with as well – but I honestly haven’t found anyone.”
The father of one is seriously hoping to get a lady soon who would compliment him.
“Maybe I need to get off the estate and start going to celebrity parties – maybe do something different,” he added.
“I hope I will – and probably meeting someone else who understands fame would make sense. I would hope so. But it needs to be someone down to earth, family-orientated – someone who can call my mum their second mum.
“It takes time to grow that and, as I said, now I am older I am stuck in my ways. As I get older it would be nice to bring someone into my world but it’s dependent on who and I just haven’t found someone yet.”