Anthony Joshua’s social media has once again hit the headlines after what appears to be a racist message to heavyweight rival Eddie Chambers.
In what Chambers alleges to be a grudge dating back to his days in Tyson Fury’s camp, the American has accused the current divisional king of sending vile DM’s through his verified Instagram account.
Chambers has even posted a video showing there’s no way Joshua’s account could have been tampered with and that the posts were directly from an official channel.
The claims come on the back of a public tweet by Joshua in regards to Fury, whom the 2012 Olympic gold medallist labelled ‘a fat f***’ just prior to when Chambers was contacted on November 13.
It was speculated that Joshua had recently fired his social media handler and decided to take control of all his accounts himself, something which is yet to be confirmed by promoter Eddie Hearn or management of the 28 year-old.
Without some sort of explanation, Joshua’s squeaky-clean image will come under threat from what will be perceived in some quarters as degrading views to other races.
It all seems widely out of character for Joshua, although Chambers response questioning whether the unified champion was dealing with ‘roid rage’ will not have gone down well with Matchroom Boxing.
Deontay Wilder also linked Joshua with doping in his post-fight interview with Showtime after battering Bermane Stiverne, something which went largely unmentioned by most media outlets.
— Eddie Chambers (@champfasteddie) November 17, 2017