Anthony Joshua crushed his friend and training partner Ben Whittaker’s talkSPORT interview on Thursday to offer his support ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
The London 2012 gold medalist still does his internships at Team GB Gymnasium in Sheffield and is therefore very familiar with the current crop of young talent.
11 boxers have qualified to represent Great Britain at the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics, with Whittaker of light and heavyweights among those expected to succeed.
He joined White and Jordan on talkSPORT to discuss his preparations for the tournament, then a big name jumped in to show his support.
AJ explained, “I was in training, I was just about to start and I just saw Ben on the old FaceTime, so I thought I had to jump on it and give him his credit.
“He goes all the way, he’s a real talent that one.”
Whittaker replied, “Me and AJ know each other well.
” What can I say ? He has always been one of my main supporters.
“I have a few people who support me. I hope I can make him and many others proud.
When asked what chance he gives his friend to bring home a medal, Joshua replied: “I would give him all the medals, he is much better than me.
“He’s going to go over there and do his thing, he’s very experienced.
“It’s just a matter of experience. The amateur system is like going to college or college, and the pros is where you actually go to work.
“I feel like he’s got so much experience now, he’s very lucky.
“Do your best, that’s all you can do Ben.” Do your best, have fun, it’s a good time in your life, so just have fun. That’s all you can do, that’s all I can ask for.