WATCH: Anthony Joshua Appears in FIFA 22’s New Career Mode

Published 09/23/2021, 11:00 AM EDT


World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and seven-time F1 World champion Lewis Hamilton have made a cameo in a game. The highly popular FIFA series by EA Sports releases a new version every year. In this year’s version of the game, the British pair made a cameo.

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In the previous editions of the game, as soon as you started the game up, it transitions to a kick-off game. However, in FIFA 22, you create your character for Volta. You pick up a new suit and collect tickets for the Champions League semi-final between Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea.

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Before this match begins, your created character has a brief but awkward interaction with both the British champs. Anthony ‘AJ’ Joshua and Lewis Hamilton also feature as playable characters in the Volta mode, along with NBA player Joel Embiid and pop star Dua Lipa.

Anthony Joshua claims he once was so addicted to FIFA that it would affect his boxing training. He would stay up till 5 am playing FIFA, wake up at 7 am, and go train on two hours of sleep.

The addiction was so severe that the heavyweight champion had to stop playing so he could train properly. Joshua is an avid football fan and often plays FIFA against professional football players, such as Jesse Lingard.

Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk

Anthony Joshua is days away from his title fight vs Oleksandr Usyk. The British heavyweight champion will face his mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk in the ring this weekend. The fight promises to be a spectacular affair. Joshua goes into his first title defense after winning his belts back from ‘The Destroyer’ Andy Ruiz Jr.

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Joshua will fight in front of his home crowd at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. Usyk, on the other hand, won all the belts there were to win in the Cruiserweight division before vacating his belts to challenge Joshua at Heavyweight.

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The winner of this fight will go on to fight the winner of the Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury vs Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder fight in a bid to unify the heavyweight titles. Who are you rooting for? Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk?

Watch this story: Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk: Date, Time, Tickets, PPV, and Undercard

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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