To date, Anthony Joshua has fought and won 22 professional bouts.

He’s a father, a fighter, he holds four of the world heavyweight titles and next year could claim the fifth, a feat that has never been done before, and he’s also the first man to appear on the cover of British GQ alongside his son.

Boxing champions have long been lauded as models of masculinity and Anthony Joshua is no different – not just for his unbeaten run in the ring, but for what he stands for out of it.

In celebration of the magazine’s 30th anniversary, the December issue explores the definition of masculinity by taking a close look at the many facets of Joshua’s life as a man, boxer and father.

In an interview on reconciling fighting with fatherhood, the Olympic gold medallist mused whether his son would have what it takes to step into his boxing boots.

“We all have that killer instinct, but we dampen it down in life. That’s what we train for – that killer instinct. It’s what I do for a living,” he said.

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Photography Credits: British GQ