Boxing heavyweight, Anthony Joshua, has been hit by potential distraction ahead of his title match against Alexander Povetkin on September 22 as his £150,000 bespoke Range Rover was stolen in the early hours of Thursday morning.
According to a report by MailOnline, the British boxer has vowed to hunt down the thieves who pinched his personalised luxury motor – embossed with AJ’s signature.
Joshua defends his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight crowns against the Russian challenger, 39, at Wembley next Saturday.
Joshua was training at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, when it was taken from a relative’s home in London on Thursday.
A source told MailOnline: “In the early hours of yesterday morning, Anthony Joshua’s personalised Range Rover was stolen from outside a relative’s house while he was away training at the Sheffield Institute of Sport. He has reported it stolen.”
“He’s the unlikeliest of targets for car thieves as the car is completely personalised with its registration number while head rests, steering wheel, a badge and even door interiors are marked with the Anthony Joshua signature. It’s also fitted with a tracker. And who’d want to be caught stealing from the heavyweight champion of the world?
“So he’ll be absolutely gutted as he loves that car, which is shared with family members while he’s away. The family member who had it taken from their driveway is said to be devastated.