Anthony Joshua delivers Max Verstappen verdict

British boxer Anthony Joshua has shared his thoughts on Max Verstappen ahead of the Dutch driver’s home GP.

Anthony Joshua, the former champion British boxer, has extended his admiration to Formula 1’s reigning champion Max Verstappen, highlighting his exceptional talents.

A year after enduring a second defeat by Oleksandr Usyk, Joshua’s presence was notable as he explored the intricacies of the Red Bull garage during Friday’s session at the Dutch Grand Prix. 

Even while engaging with the Dutch racing sensation, The Sun speculated that Joshua remains present in Zandvoort to rally behind Hamilton throughout the weekend.

Reflecting on the unique interactions his athletic career affords, Joshua expressed, “I get the privilege as an athlete, of meeting so many unique people and I take so much from them. 

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“Whether they are doctors or whether they are people that are doing everyday jobs.”

Joshua gleaned valuable insights from Verstappen, particularly the attributes of confidence and a relaxed demeanor in his abilities. 

He acknowledged the Dutch driver’s capacity to trust his instincts and not overanalyze situations. 

“When you know, you just know. He doesn’t overthink anything,” Joshua remarked to Sky Sports F1.

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Amidst the buzz surrounding Anthony Joshua’s future endeavors, including the possibility of a bout with Deontay Wilder. 

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Hamilton’s contract with Mercedes beyond 2023 remains unsigned, creating a parallel narrative of uncertainty.

Looking ahead to Sunday’s race, Verstappen is on pole, with the McLaren of Lando Norris lining up behind him.

While the Dutchman looks set to win another race, McLaren could close the Constructors’ gap to their rivals.