Brit boxer explains the reasons behind his body art as he teams up with Dr. Dre to create custom Beats
ANTHONY JOSHUA has revealed how a look into his family ancestry inspired two of his tattoos ahead of his mega-fight with Wladimir Klitschko.
The Brit boxer will defend his IBF heavyweight title against the Ukrainian at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.
To mark his potential career defining moment, Beats by Dr. Dre team up with the Watford-born star to create a bespoke pair of Pro headphones.
LIVE: FOLLOW ALL THE LATEST BUILD-UP TO JOSHUA-KLITSCHKO
Joshua chose to have a silhouette of Africa engraved onto each ear cup of the sleek black and gold design along with the word “Wisdom” on top band.
Both of these have a deep personal meeting to the star, so much so that he has both tattooed onto his body.
Speaking ahead of his showdown against Klitschko, Joshua explained his choice.
A Real Mess
Lionel Messi reveals the only player he has ever asked to swap shirts with – and Barcelona fans won’t be happy
Homes under the Jam-mer
James Rodriguez has ‘verbal agreement’ to join United… while wife house hunts in UK
zlat’s a nice touch
Zlatan Ibrahimovic turns down £13million offer by Manchester United to pay him while injured
Alexis Sanchez slammed for falling to the floor and holding his face after being hit by a throw-in during Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Leicester
Neym your price
Neymar tells pals Man United boss Jose Mourinho is prepared to buy out his £170m Barcelona contract
‘I gave him a slap’
Eden Hazard used to be BEATEN UP in dressing room for showing disrespect, reveals Ex-Lille team-mate Nicolas Plestan
Serie A is number Un
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a huge Serie A fan because country’s star striker plays for Cagliari
‘YOU HAVEN’T GOT ENOUGH’
Conor McGregor posts sly dig at bitter rival Floyd Mayweather and claims knowing just boxing is ‘very limited’
‘No aggregate fam’
Michy Batshuayi trolls Arsenal Fan TV and says Chelsea will beat Gunners 10-2 in cup final
LIVE – Man City 0 Man United 0: All square in first half of tense Manchester derby battle with Sergio Aguero going close
Chelsea dealt huge blow with Alvaro Morata targeting ‘dream’ Juventus return if he leaves Real Madrid
NOT JOSHING AROUND
When is Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko, how can I get tickets and can I watch it on TV?
IPL 2017: Indian Premier League schedule, results and fixtures from the 10th edition of the T20 tournament
marc of respect
Chelsea have £17m bid for Claudio Marchisio rejected but Juventus would sell midfield star for £25million
What TV channel is Man City vs Man Utd on, what time is kick off, and what is the latest team news?
Notts County steward who tripped kids up as Portsmouth fans ran onto pitch to celebrate promotion is SACKED
Man City vs Man Utd teams: Gabriel Jesus returns to the bench after almost three months out
PAIN IN THE BARCA
Barcelona launch complaint in cheat row as Malaga owner and boss suggest they will let Real win title
He said: “I always seek wisdom and knowledge like the wise men from the Italian films and Wiseguy, all that stuff. I’ve always sought it, so it had relevance and meaning to me.
“I learnt more about my family’s history and I ended up getting an Africa tattoo underneath it. It was a nice combination to have “Wisdom” and your heritage tattooed underneath, so it went well.
“I’ve actually got that tattooed on me as well in the middle of my neck. It’s shaped me in the sense that it’s been a blessing because I think I can talk to anyone; different backgrounds, cultures and religion because I’ve been exposed to so many different cultures.
“I think that’s a blessing that’s shaped me really well.”