Liverpool right forward Trent Alexander Arnold was pictured with professional boxer Anthony Joshua the IBF, WBO, WBA, and IBO heavyweight world championship belts holder. As the duo striked a pose for the camera, the Liverpool player shared the belts with ace boxer while Joshua reciprocated by sharing the statistical tabloid of the English player.
It is funnily amazing that the two British sportsmen have things in common despite engaging in different sport games. Trent Alexander Arnold is one of the best right-back players in the world while Anthony Joshua is also one of the best boxers in the world.
Similarly, the duo rose together in the year 2019 which made it mandatory that they are both nominated as frontrunners for the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards (BEDSAs). The award is established to celebrate and recognize the contributions of blacks and minority ethnic groups within the sport at elite and local levels, and are split into nine categories.
The Fall and Rise of Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua stunned the entire world in 2017 when he defeated Vladimir Klitschko at Wembley to snatch the IBO and WBA belts from the Russian boxer. Joshua stopped Klitschko in the seventh round of the fight to become a Unified Champion. Since then, Anthony Joshua gained more popularity for being the Champion of the world.
Unfortunately, he lost the belts to Mexican underdog boxer Andy Ruiz Jnr at Madison Park in the United States of America on June 1, 2019. The defeat was no doubt a disgraceful one to British-Nigerian boxer. Funnily, many of his Nigerian countrymen swiftly lose their hopes in the ability of the boxer with quite a number of them calling the 30-year-old boxer an overrated boxer who has only been fortunate to win few matches.
However, on 7th December 2020, Anthony Joshua defeated Andy Ruiz in Diriyah Arena built in Saudi Arabia. Joshua won by a unanimous decision of the referee.
Arnold Alexander Trent’s 2019 Champions League Cup
The 21-year-old right-back played an important role in the success of Liverpool’s Champions League campaign in 2019. The Reds were humiliated by Real Madrid at the finals of the 2018 competition. Los Blancos stole the show that night in Cardiff city against Liverpool to clinch their 13th Champions League Cup.
In 2019, Liverpool started their Champions League campaign with more fierce action. Although, they almost bowed to the supremacy of Barcelona at the semi-final of the competition when the Catalan club defeated them by three goals to none in Camp Nou. However, they were able to overturn the tide and prove to Barcelona that Anfield still belongs to the Reds.
They took on Tottenham Hotspur at the final stage of the competition to win their seventh Champions League trophy.