Anthony Joshua discusses favourite Christmas food, festive song, and his most desired gift
Anthony Joshua reveals his plans for this year’s Christmas celebrations, including his festive menu, favourite Christmas tune, and the gift he wants from a heavyweight rival.
The unbeaten 28-year-old should be in the party mood after retaining his WBA ‘super’ and IBF heavyweight titles with a stoppage victory over Carlos Takam in October and talks are continuing over a unification clash with fellow champion Joseph Parker.
But how does Joshua enjoy Christmas day? ‘AJ’ talks about stockings, sprouts, and his desire to fall asleep on the sofa…
When I was younger, I wouldn’t really crack open a bottle of champagne, but it depends which type of mood I’m in. If I’m really in the spirit and I’ve had good rest, I might wake up, stretch, go downstairs and get a glass of champagne and toast to Christmas.
It’s all about relaxing. It’s a nice day to relax. It’s like having a day off, a weekend off. You know when it’s a weekend and all you want to do on Sunday is relax. That’s what Christmas day is like. All you want to do is relax and eat good food, but the difference is, it’s not a work weekend, it’s a festive period, so you’re in good spirits.
What kind of food will you have?
Joshua reveals his plans for Christmas including the dinner menu
It’s different. We’ll have a lot of pounded yam, eba, a bit of cultural food, and then the general turkey, potatoes and stuff like that. A bit of a mixture for everyone.
Any Brussels sprouts?
No brussels. Peas, sweetcorn, carrots, broccoli, spinach, stuff like that.
Trifle or Christmas pudding?
Apple crumble. Remember, I don’t get a stocking.
What is the one thing you want under the Christmas tree?
You know what I would like? A contract from Parker signed.
What is your favourite Christmas movie?
What is the worst present you have ever received?
Every present is a nice one. A pair of socks, but I’m not complaining.
Will you fall asleep on the sofa after dinner?
I hope so. I really want to have a relaxing one. I do want to fall asleep for sure. That would be good.