World heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has relocated back into his mother’s two-bed ex-council flat despite earning an estimated £15million from defeating Wladimir Klitschko.
The 27-year-old boxer was living in a grand palladian villa in affluent St John’s Wood, rented as a haven so he could focus on the biggest fight of his life. After defeating Ukrainian Klitschko on an extraordinary night at Wembley last month experts said that Mr Joshua could soon be the world’s first billionaire boxer.
But despite the riches on offer the star is back living with his mother Yeta Odusanya, 51, and his baby son after several grueling months away from home. The father-of-one bought her the a former council flat in North London for £174,000 after turning professional in 2013, and was pictured moving back in yesterday.
He is refusing to get carried away with his wealth and loves nothing more than spending time with his mum. Joshua is determined to settle back into normal life and is keen to get away from the spotlight despite the cameras following his every move.
The heavyweight champ has always made clear the importance of his family and banned his mum from attending the recent heavyweight showdown at Wembley. Yeta has not been to see her son in action since the London 2012 Olympics as Joshua says she would put him off as they are so close.