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Anthony Joshua shares rare family photo of himself with his father and son

British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua has shared a rare family photo of himself with his father, Robert and his young son, Joseph. He captioned the photo: ‘3 Generations Strong’.

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Anthony Joshua, who is an Ogun State born British boxer defeated Joseph Parker some weeks ago to earn his 4th World Heavyweight title. Anthony’s father is from Ogun state.

Ring superstar, Anthony Joshua, 28, is believed to have raked in £13million for fighting Joseph Parker, which he won on points via a unanimous decision.

Anthony Joshua has earned at least £30m more from just 19 bouts.

And sponsorship deals have pushed that total to around £100m. Yet it was exclusively revealed by Daily Star Sunday sometime ago that Joshua’s aunts and uncles on his father’s side are living in deprived conditions compared to their favourite nephew.

Their house – in Sagamu, Ogun State – sits on a dirt street called Akarigbo Road. On each side are rickety buildings, and ramshackle trading stalls stretch into the distance.

An open drainage gulley runs outside the house. The building, home to at least three generations of the Joshua family including great grandad Prince Daniel Adebambo Joshua, is small and has mismatched windows.

But the family are hugely proud of their boy – and have his picture over the front door.

Anthony’s uncle Benjamin Ademola Joshua said: “We feel so happy. We feel so elated. We can’t even express our joy that this sort of thing can come to our family because we are not noisemakers in our family.

“We never knew that we could come to the limelight like that.”

He added: “Anthony’s father comes to Nigeria at least six times in a year. He has got a mighty building in Ijebu-Ode.

“There are many attached to that town. They all have houses there, seven houses in Ijebu-Ode. But the first point of call is the Joshua house here in Sagamu.”

Benjamin revealed that the Olympic gold medallist – who went to school in Nigeria – has been too busy with his boxing to visit Sagamu for 14 years.

He said: “Because Anthony is celebrating now he cannot just leave his domain. Before, he used to come on holidays. When he comes he stays with his grandparents in Ijebu-Ode. He has got a lovely house in Ijebu-Ode.”

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