Watch 10 Things Heavyweight Champ Anthony Joshua Can’t Live Without | 10 Essentials


Is that a boxing glove? Yeah, correct.

So in case I’m like, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.

You know, always gotta stay ready.

Do you know what I mean?

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What’s happening, GQ?

It’s your boy, Anthony Joshua.

And these are some of My Essentials.

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So one of my essential is the Boss stretch tailored suit.

Big for me because I’m always in training,

working hard in the gym.

So when I’m outside the gym, right,

who knows where I’m gonna be?

Doing Zoom calls,

I could be going to a meeting,

I could be gonna do the school run.

And I think it’s always important

to present myself properly.

So I feel like, you know, a man that can fight,

and be rugged and also do the school run,

as they say, Find you a man that can do both.

And I feel like, they flip that into a tracksuit/suit

where it’s like, find you a piece of clothing

that can do both.

So I feel like I’m accustomed to any, any circumstances.

I’m definitely cozy, this is definitely cozy.

But I’m trying to move more into that fancy realm now,

because you know, I’ve done a catwalk

and all that type of stuff.

People recognize me on the street now.

So you know, I just can’t be anybody.

Do you know what I’m saying?

I gotta make sure I present myself properly

and all that kind of stuff.

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It’s the little things that count.

So for me, like this is the comb, this is an accessory.

Let’s keep me looking trim,

proper appearance is important.

Before you get to know someone, you see someone.

Looking after ourselves is important.

I’ve been in industry, in boxing where,

like, a laboring sport, it’s sweaty, it’s smelly.

A lot of blood, sweat and tears.

That tendency to take care of yourself

is quite frowned upon to a degree.

But it’s important to kind of look after yourself,

’cause they say, Health is wealth.

So you know, getting a nice haircut,

going to the spa on the weekend to recharge.

I think it’s important to take care of yourself.

So this comes along with many other things,

but I like the comb, easy access, comb the hair,

you know, brush the beard, any problem.

[air swooshing]

You know what I’m saying?

You never know, when your comb will come in handy.

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Here we have Bulk protein powders.

[crews laughing]

As you know, I’m an athlete.

I spend a lot of time in the gym training.

It’s boring. It’s the borriest stuff.

But that’s what makes unique situations,

when you’re focused, you live in a disciplined

and boring lifestyle.

You can achieve some things that are your wildest dreams.

So this protein powder is important to me,

helps me stay recharged, helps my muscles repair.

And that’s why this is an essential item for me.

[Crew] Walk us through your training day.

What’s your day look like?

So the details is I wake up

whichever time the coach wants me in the gym.

So let’s say he wants me in the gym at 9:00,

I could wake up at 6:30.

Start the day by like, cold shower in the morning,

shock the body.

Then I kind of do some stretching in my bedroom.

Get on the phone, make a few calls to the management team.

What’s the plan through the week?

Get my bags ready, which is important.

Then also get my bag ready for my second

and maybe third training session as well.

A lot of organizing, right?

Because you train,

so you’ve sweated in those clothes you train in.

Then you’ve gotta bring a fresh pair of clothes.

Then you’re gonna use them in your second session,

but then you’ve gotta bring a fresh pair of boxes and socks

for the next session.

So it’s just like a lot of organizing lab.

I’ve got enough stuff for the day.

You’re showering about three, four times

and stuff like that.

So a lot goes on and I’m doing that

before I head to the gym.

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So this is a travel size massage gun.

Really good, I think.

If I’m sitting in my bed, right, and I’m chilling

after a long day in the gym

or if I’ve got any aches and pains.

Even if I haven’t gone to the gym

and I’ve just got aches and pains, in general,

I just hold the bottom of this,

[massage gun vibrates]

pump up a few notches, and I can just kind of…

[Anthony grunts]

Massage areas where I feel tense

and just kind of get that release.

Is that a boxing glove? Yeah, correct.

So in case I’m like, wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.

You know, always gotta stay ready.

Do you know what I mean?

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So here we have a pair of boxing gloves.

And these are essential to me because boxing is my life.

It’s not gonna be my life forever.

It’ll be a part of my identity

but I won’t be doing it forever.

But these are big, big parts of my life.

Here we have the jab hand, here we have the right hand.

And I love boxing because you don’t need much,

you just need like passion, you need good spirit.

All you need is a pair of training shorts

and a pair of boxing gloves

and you can go in and be champion.

These are actually the same size gloves we compete in.

So in terms of boxing gloves, we go by weight.

We have 8-ounces, these are 10 ounces.

And then some people use 12, 14, 16, 18

and 20-ounce gloves to train.

So when we are training in the gym,

and we’re sparring each other, hitting the big heavy bag,

we tend to use 18-ounce gloves for protection.

Because getting punched in the head

consistently in small gloves

is quite damaging and dangerous.

But when it’s competition time,

and the fans wanna see blood, we go down to 10 ounces.

And they’re especially designed 258.

The company embodies

as they say, One more hour, one more day.

And we say, if you had one more hour and one more day,

in your life, what would you do?

We would choose it to do more work.

Because we’re passionate about achieving our goal.

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I kind of remember how this started.

But these damn chains would cost me a whole heap of money.

[Anthony laughs]

I don’t like anything

too big and loud, I feel like understated is always good.

I think it’s not always good to show what you’re about.

I think it’s good for people to know what you’re about.

Like, the people that know you, know.

And knows that don’t know, don’t need to know.

So I thought this little chain is like, it’s nice,

it’s got a lot of meaning, which holds weight,

but it’s not a big chain.

So it was something for like, family and close friends.

But the problem with me is that,

I’ve got a lot of close friends,

so one minute this mate saw, this mate were one.

Then I’ve gotta kind of get that mate one as well,

because like, that’s my guy as well

and he’s been little to me in certain ways.

There’s probably about 100 and 150 people

with these chains on around the world.

So you know, it’s recognized.

I’ve heard some amazing stories

where people got into certain like,

clubs they got fast track at the airport and stuff.

Say, Hey, you know, AJ. Ayt, come, come, come, come, come.

I know the chain, I know the chain.

So like this chain has been good to people

and always tell them when they wear it,

feel proud and feel like you’re part of something

because you know, there’s another 100 people

wearing this chain with that same energy.

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These probably have to be one of my most prized possessions.

Like no banner, no joke.

This for me is everything.

I feel like a conquer the world with a pair of AirPods in.

Because like, I could be here and it’s like,

La, la, la.

Yeah, so I was in the club the other day, yeah.

And then I was doing this like,

they’re waterproof as well,

so I could be swimming.

And then, hold on one sec.

Like, it’s just anything.

Like, I could be WhatsApping someone at the same time like,

Yeah, I’m listening, trust me, I’m listening.

Like it is just my life in the ear.

‘Cause I feel like, I get a lot of phone calls,

very aware of what’s going on in our business.

I love speaking to my team.

But I don’t like holding a phone to my ear the whole day

’cause I feel like, the problem is,

I can’t actually operate.

Like, I’ve actually had showers with these

in the sense that shower from here downwards.

And they block out noise and no one would know,

then I’ll be like, Listen, hold on two secs,

I’m coming back.

Take it out, mute it, wash my face, da da da da da.

Put it back in. [hand claps]

Yeah, so where was we?

And they would never know. [laughs]

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So here we have my chessboard.

I’ve been playing for about five years now.

Which isn’t that long,

but how much I play feels like I’ve been playing for ages.

Really good chessboard, actually.

It’s magnetic so I can travel with it.

And I can’t remember who or how I got into chess

but it’s actually taken over my life.

It’s a game I really love.

Makes me feel like I’m quite intellectual, you know.

As I always say, as an athlete,

we have to be more than just athletes.

And I know no one’s really interested in what we are,

because ultimately, what matters is the win.

But I always felt like,

what makes me away from sports, I’m not just a boxer.

Like as I said, like I’m a father, I’m a son, I’m a brother,

I’m a cousin, I’m an uncle, I’m a community leader.

So I felt like all these things like chess, et cetera

make a part of my identity.

And that’s why I think I’ve taken to it

because it makes me feel like I’m more than a boxer.

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Here we have my keys, I’m not someone that’s materialistic,

but like Range Rover,

one of my favorite, favorite, favorite, favorite cars.

And I feel honored to drive one.

It’s a family car. I’m a big guy.

And I’ve worked with Range Rover for a while,

so obviously I do a lot of traveling,

driving up and down the motorway, driving to fights.

So it’s a blessing to kind of have an opportunity

to drive a luxury car.

So yeah, I don’t take it for granted.

As I said, I’m humbled, I’m honored.

Growing up, I remember growing up

we never saw, like, Range Rovers

on the estate and stuff like that.

So it’s just nice that I can also go back now

and say, Listen, I come from the same place as well.

It’s not about the Range Rover,

but it’s about helping youth out,

doing good in the community, doing good by your parents.

Listen, I’m here like, I’m not on TV,

I’m right here in front of you and I’m telling you

this is the way you should do it.

So things like this make a big difference

for these kids as well.

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So here we have my beloved phone.

Which spends so much time with me.

Yeah, I’ve had this number probably 14 years now.

The same number.

I think it’s come at a detriment to my career as well

because the amount of access I give people.

But at the same time, it’s kept me grounded,

It’s kept me connected.

I only download Instagram in the evening.

[Crew] What’s the one app you can’t live without?

The one app?

The one app I can’t live without is my mail.

That’s where business is done.

[Crew] So just you’re an email guy.

Are you an email guy? Or are you a phone call guy?

Are you a text guy?

I’m a phone call on WhatsApp guy.

But the big stuff gets done on email.

[Crew] What’s your last and first photo

on your photo roll?

Always gonna be boxing. Of you just boxing?

Yeah, I’m not a vain person, by the way.

The first part I’ve taken…

My dad and my uncle.

[Crew] What’s your screen time?

Sorry to put you on the spot. [all laughing]

So screen time…

I’m gonna say it was about four hours.

Yeah, four hours and about three and a half of them

on Instagram. [laughs]

No, I’m joking about four hours.

But reality guys…

Let’s see. We have nine hours

and 27 minutes.

Wow. Anyone beat that?

Hey, GQ family, I’m Anthony Joshua.

Peace out.



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