ANTHONY JOSHUA has claimed he still flies economy despite his millionaire status – because of penny pinching promoter Eddie Hearn.
Joshua is one of the biggest stars of boxing around the world having climbed to become heavyweight champion and selling out huge stadiums.
1 Anthony Joshua claims he flies economy because Eddie Hearn wants to save penniesCredit: EPA
But the Brit insists he is still down with the common people when he travels around the globe, thanks to money conscious Hearn.
Joshua, 29, told boxing podcast Pound for Pound: “We fly economy. We have got to save some pennies.
“Someone told me when you fly from Dubai to New York, when you go on the Emirates plane, they have got showers and all that stuff.
“There was a tiny toilet where I could hardly fit. That was it.”
Joshua has already raked in millions over a career which has seen him win gold at the London Olympics and then go on to be crowned world champion.
His big American debut went wrong when he lost his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world titles to Andy Ruiz Jr in New York.
But he is still set to earn a further £18million by taking on Ruiz in a rematch in Saudi Arabia on December 7 in a fight he cannot afford to lose.
And Joshua himself has often taken to social media to show off pictures of himself travelling in a luxury private jet.
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That would appear to fly in the face of his claim he only travels by economy.
But the Sun revealed earlier this year how he is able to live a life of luxury without actually spending a penny.
Joshua and his advisers strike commercial sponsorship deals which mean firms pick up the tab for his private jets, holidays and even food in exchange for exposure.
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