Anthony Joshua's mother reveals the agony of watching her son fight as she gives intimate glimpse of the world champion's modest life outside the ring
Anthony Joshua's mother has given a rare interview about raising the heavyweight champion of the world, in which she calls her son 'a blessing'.
The boxer's mother Yeta Odusanya, 51, recalled her astonishment when one of Joshua's early trainers told her that her son would one day be the champion of the world, and how she thought to herself: 'What is he talking about?'
With visible pride, Yeta told how much he 'inspires' everyone in her family, not just the younger generation.
She appears in new documentary The Fight Of My Life, filmed ahead of her son's career-changing fight against Wladimir Klitschko in April this year, in which she revealed she's only attended two of his matches because she finds it 'too emotional' to watch Anthony's punishing bouts.
The cameras followed Yeta as she surprised an emotional Anthony with a family party just days before the big fight, to demonstrate just how proud she is of her son, who she said 'doesn't ask us for anything'.