Anthony Joshua Welcomes Floyd Mayweather to His Camp – ‘Lions Stay Around Lions’

Published 04/22/2021, 12:00 PM EDT


Anthony Joshua is all set for the biggest fight of his career against Tyson Fury. The Englishman goes into the bout as an underdog with many expecting ‘The Gypsy King’ to ease past him. However, ‘AJ’ might have the experience and professionalism of Floyd Mayweather going into the bout.

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The Londoner has promised to do everything he can to beat ‘The Gypsy King’. And although they do not have a date for their fight, the update regarding the venue shows that the contest is closer than ever. Joshua has now spoken about the potential of possibly having ‘Money Mayweather’ in his camp.

LAS VEGAS, NV – APRIL 14: WBC/WBA welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. loosens up before he works out at the Mayweather Boxing Club on April 14, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather will face WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in a unification bout on May 2, 2015 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

The 24-1 boxer had a conversation with ‘Pep Talk UK’ and spoke about having Mayweather in his camp. “Great man, someone like that, with his boxing brain… you need to be around fighters as a boxer. Footballers need to be around footballers, boxers need to be around boxers. Lions stay around lions,” said Joshua.

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With this comment, the unified heavyweight champion showed he knows the value of having that caliber champion in camp. ‘AJ’ then confirmed, “Mayweather’s more than welcome.”

This comes as a result of the former multi-weight champion offering to join the Englishman to train him to beat Fury. This would be a massive boost for Joshua if it happened.

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Anthony Joshua and Floyd Mayweather: The friendship

These comments from Joshua revealed that the two share a close friendship. Moreover, this is not the first time the ‘AJ’ and ‘Money’ have shown their support for each other. Fans have witnessed this link up on multiple occasions in the past.

Joshua met Mayweather before his USA debut at Madison Square Garden, and the pair shared a conversation. Since then, ‘Money’ has shown his support for the heavyweight champion. He traveled to England to witness ‘AJ’ in action against Kubrat Pulev in December.

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DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Andy Ruiz Jr during the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Therefore, it will be no surprise if the pair do join forces ahead of the Fury fight. However, the question on everyone’s mind will be how much of an effect can Floyd Mayweather have on Anthony Joshua?

What do you make of these comments from ‘AJ’? Do you think Floyd Mayweather will help him beat Tyson Fury?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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