British-Nigerian Boxer Anthony Joseph Is Being Called A ‘Sexist’ Because Of This Remark He Made About His Niece

British-Nigerian Boxer Anthony Joseph Is Being Called A ‘Sexist’ Because Of This Remark He Made About His Niece

British-Nigerian heavyweight boxer Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua has been branded as ‘misogynistic’  after he admitted to treating his son Joseph differently from his niece.

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 28: Anthony Joshua gives a thumbs up during the weigh-in prior to the Heavyweight Championship contest Wladimir Klitschko against at Wembley Arena on April 28, 2017 in London, England. Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko are due to fight for the IBF, IBO and WBA Super Heavyweight Championships of the World on April 29. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

According to The Metro UK , the backlash came after a year-old interview resurfaced online where the world heavyweight champion said he is not strict with his son because of his gender. In the March 2017 GQ interview, the 28-year-old said that he wants his son to ‘spread his wings’ but that he is ‘stricter’ with his niece.

‘I don’t think I’m that strict with Joseph, I don’t know why,’ he said.’But with my niece I’m strict. I think it is because she is older, but also he’s a boy – he’s going to be a man’s man, he’ll want to spread his wings, be a Jack-the-lad, build his character.’ He added: ‘But I am sure there are things I will be strict about. But with my niece, there is none of that Jack-the-lad nonsense for her!’

‘My view is you have to be a good woman, respectful, one day you will be someone’s wife, you have to learn family morals… what it is to be a good woman.’ His comments did not go down well with fans on Twitter who slammed the boxer for his viewpoint.

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