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Anthony Joshua Nigerian-British boxer scared of brain damage

Speaking in an interview, the 26-year-old says he is aware of the danger he puts himself in each time he enters the ring.  

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Anthony Joshua play Anthony says he's of brain damage from boxing (Blair Getz Mezibov)

Nigerian-British boxer Anthony Joshua has revealed his fears of brain damage as a boxer.

Joshua who won gold at the London Olympics in 2012 has seen his profile rise following his win IBF heavyweight title win in April.

Anthony Joshua play Anthony Joshua's profile has risen since he won the IBF Heavyweight title in April (Blair Getz Mezibov)

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Speaking in an interview, the 26-year-old says he is aware of the danger he puts himself in each time he enters the ring. 

Anthony Joshua play Anthony Joshua says he is aware of the danger he puts himself in each time he enters the ring.  (Blair Getz Mezibov)

 

Asked by Evening Standard's ES Magazine what he fears most about boxing, Joshua said; 'Two things: losing all I have worked so hard for and being unable to provide for my son's future and secondly, the effect boxing is having on my brain.”

Anthony Joshua play The 26-year-old says he is aware of the danger he puts himself in each time he enters the ring.  (Blair Getz Mezibov)

 

I know if I don't look after myself I will be talking to you in a couple of years' time mumbling my words, and slurring. It won't be because I am drunk it will be the fighting, taking blow after blow to the brain.

That scares me. I don't worry about being killed in the ring, it's losing my mind that I fear.” 

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