Joshua vs Klitschko: Anthony Joshua gave his former trainer a very special gift
By James Dielhenn
Last Updated: 21/04/17 10:14am
A flash sports car, graffiti in the ring, and rumours of sparring with Tyson Fury - meet Anthony Joshua’s former coach in this video.
Sean Murphy is a trainer at Finchley Amateur Boxing Club where a young Joshua cut his teeth. We've tracked him down and found Murphy driving a sleek BMW bought for him as a gift from his most famous former student.
"You never expect someone will buy you a car, especially a boxer! I pinch myself and think 'this car ain't mine'," Murphy said.
After four or five fights [Joshua] said to me: 'I want to get something for gym, what do you need?' He kitted out the gym with 16 punch bags.
Sean Murphy, Joshua's former trainer
"But then I see 'Sean Murphy, Finchley ABC, God bless' [engraved in the car] - there's not many fighters that would do that.
"After four or five fights [Joshua] said to me: 'I want to get something for gym, what do you need?' He kitted out the gym with 16 punch bags."
But what about Joshua's earliest spars with Tyson Fury? Watch the video to hear Murphy's version of events…