Anthony Joshua ‘honoured’ as incredible 40ft mural unveiled in Tottenham a stone’s throw from the stadium for Usyk fight

Anthony Joshua ‘honoured’ as incredible 40ft mural unveiled in Tottenham a stone’s throw from the stadium for Usyk fight

September 25, 2021

ANTHONY JOSHUA has admitted to being 'honoured' after a giant mural of him was painted close to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The Brit will defend his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles against former undisputed cruiserweight King Oleksandr Usyk at the home of Spurs.

Ahead of that mouthwatering clash, impressive artist Akse P19 has created a masterpiece.

It includes AJ's famous moniker 'Be Humble'.

The French born graffiti artist has used buildings to create stunning depictions of Marcus Rashford, Captain Sir Thomas Moore, George Floyd and Kalvin Phillips.

Joshua watched a video produced in association with JD Sports of the creation – and was left in awe.

He said: "I've seen what Akse has done with Captain Tom, George Floyd and Rashford, as well as Leeds United's Kalvin Phillips and Ian Curtis,' Joshua said.

"So, to be amongst these great people is an honour and I'm happy that he chose me to be a part of this great history that he's creating.

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"I'm not saying that I'm an icon, but the fact that he's painting people that are doing big things makes me feel humbled and honoured.

"The fight in this painting is also taken from when I became two-time heavyweight champion of the world, so I feel like it has a pivotal history."

Joshua, 31, is hoping not to slip up against Usyk, with fight fans praying he will eventually go to war against fellow Brit Tyson Fury.

The Gypsy King has his own banana skin to avoid when he has his trilogy scrap against Deontay Wilder on October 9.

Fury, of course, battered the American in February last year, after drawing in their first clash.

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