After tweeting a picture of himself praying in a mosque, IBF Champion Anthony Joshua has been attacked with lots of anti-Muslim abuse.
The International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight title holder shared on his Twitter handle a picture where he prayed in a Dubai Mosque, but was greeted with torrents of abuse from so-called fans criticizing his faith.
It was stated that some men have also reached out to the prime minister Theresa May for Anthony Joshua to be deported for being a Muslim.
The 27-year-old boxer was said not to conform to one religion, but has an interest in many of them.
Recall that Anthony Joshua who is of the Nigerian descent defeated Wladimir Klitschko on April 29 to become the new IBO and WBA and IBO champion.
''I'm not going to dig anyone for their beliefs or anything like that, but I definitely feel religion is a big part of life, whether you believe in it or not, in everyone's day-to-day life religion's a big part.
''Prayer and so on, and beliefs is definitely important to me. I don't have a preferred religion - I'd have to do research.
''I was born a Christian but as I've grown into my own man and I don't attach myself to a religion - 100% I have faith.
'Then it's locking into what suits me,'' Anthony Joshua explained
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com recently visited Anthony Joshua family house of the new boxing king in Sagamu, Ogun state Nigeria.