Anthony Joshua surprises guests at Milan Fashion Week as he makes an unlikely appearance on the Boss catwalk – after losing his heavyweight belts to Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk
Anthony Joshua made an unlikely appearance at Milan Fashion Week on Thursday as he walked the runway for Boss by Hugo Boss.
The boxer, 32, looked dapper in a stylish beige sweater which was teamed with a pair of dark trousers.
Anthony’s stylish ensemble also featured leather motorcycle boots as he carried a perfectly co-ordinated helmet under his arm.
Unexpected: Anthony Joshua, 32, made an unlikely appearance at Milan Fashion Week on Thursday as he walked the runway for Boss by Hugo Boss
He appeared at ease as he made his runway debut alongside the likes of fashion Icon Naomi Campbell.
In more candid snaps the athlete could be seen gearing up backstage as he practiced his boxing moves.
Milan Fashion Week, first established in 1958, is part of the global Big Four, the others being Paris Fashion Week, London Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week.
Stylish: The boxer looked dapper in a stylish beige sweater which was teamed with a pair of dark trousers
Boxer: In more candid snaps the athlete could be seen gearing up backstage as he practiced his boxing moves
The annual event welcomes 30,000 visitors and hosts over 40 shows each season.
This year will see the likes of Gucci, Prada, Moschino and Versace unveil their latest collections.
Runway ready: Anthony’s stylish ensemble also featured a pair of motorcycle boots as he carried a perfectly co-ordinated helmet under his arm
Getting in the zone: The athlete appeared to be jeering himself up before taking to the runway
Anthony was left fuming in the aftermath, throwing two of Usyk’s belts out of the ring and storming off before returning to shake his hand.
The Brit then picked up the microphone and went on an expletive-filled rant, discussing the fight, his career, the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, before also leading cheers to Usyk.
While Usyk did not comment on Joshua’s bizarre antics at the time and appeared to be forgiving in his own post-fight interview, he has slammed his opponent now the dust has settled.
Strut: The champion boxer walked with a relaxed look on his face
‘I thought, “What a poor fool”,’ Usyk told the USYK17 YouTube channel. ‘He reminded me of a little boy who wanted to play with a ball, but it was taken from him, so he decided to throw it over the neighbour’s fence.’
Anthony, who is set to face Tyson Fury in a mouth-watering battle of Britain in December, gave one of boxing’s most remarkable post-fight speeches after failing to regain his heavyweight belts on August 20.
‘If you knew my story you would understand the passion. I ain’t no amateur boxer from five-years-old that was an elite prospect from youth,’ Joshua said. ‘I was going to jail, I got bail and I started training my a*** off, I wanted to be able to fight.
Before the show: He joined other models backstage as he built up his confidence
No sweat: He appeared at ease as he made his runway debut alongside the likes of fashion Icon Naomi Campbell
‘I’m stealing this Usyk I’m sorry, but it’s because of the passion we put into this. This guy to beat me tonight, maybe I could have done better, but it shows the level of hard work I put in so please give him a round of applause as our heavyweight champion of the world.
‘I’m not a 12 round fighter, look at me, I’m a new breed of heavyweights, Mike Tyson, Sonny Liston, Jack Dempsey, “you don’t throw combinations like Rocky Marciano”, I’m 18 stone, I’m heavy, it’s hard work.
‘This guy here is a phenomenal talent, we’re going to cheer for him three times.’
Soar loser: It comes after Oleksandr Usyk (left) has described Anthony (right) as a ‘poor fool’ for his post-fight tantrum after losing to the Ukrainian in their heavyweight title rematch last month