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Monday, March 4, 2019

Anthony Joshua criticised over Cristiano Ronaldo revelation ahead of Napoli vs Juventus

But the IBF, WBA and the WBO heavyweight champion has come under fire for the reasons behind his choice of idol.
Ronaldo is currently being investigated over allegations he raped Kathryn Mayorga in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.
Joshua was talking at a press event ahead of his next title defence against Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller.
"I've always said two things you'd get f**ked for as an athlete is women and tax, he's got f**ked for both and he's still smiling, still strong.
"You need mental strength, he's proved that.
"He's a family man, he's got that aspect, but still out working and he's dedicated to what he does.
"So as a sportsman he's had the issue of one side, he's got the family on the other side, and he balances what he's passionate about.
"He completes all the packages, so I like Ronaldo for that reason."
Katie Russell, the Rape Crisis England and Wales national spokeswoman, has since criticised Joshua for his remarks.
"It's inappropriate, insensitive and disrespectful to make jokes or flippant remarks about allegations or instances of sexual violence and abuse in any context," Russell told The Telegraph.
"Arguably, those in the public eye, who may be considered a role model to many, including impressionable young people, have a particular responsibility not to trivialise such serious issues.
"Experiences of sexual violence and abuse can have wide-ranging and long-term impacts on victims' and survivors' health, lives and relationships.
"As a society, we need to develop more empathy and understanding about that if we are ever to see more of those impacted by sexual violence and abuse get the support they need, want and deserve."
Ronaldo was rumoured to be rested by boss Max Allegri for Juventus' Serie A clash against second-placed Napoli tonight.
But the former Manchester United star is set to start and attempt to help extend the Bianconeri's lead at the top of the table to 16 points.

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