Anthony Joshua posts video of himself brazenly illegally riding on a £2,400 e-scooter through the streets of London
- Anthony Joshua beat Robert Helenius via a seventh-round KO earlier this month
- The heavyweight boxer is currently enjoying some time to relax and recuperate
- He was spotted riding an electric scooter in London – despite this being illegal
Anthony Joshua has been spotted riding an electric scooter through the streets of London, despite this being against the law.
The British heavyweight boxer, 33, is curently enjoying some well-deserved time off after he was last in action earlier this month when he beat Robert Helenius via a seventh-round KO at the 02 Arena.
The two-time world champion is expected to face Deontay Wilder next in a mega-money bout in Saudi Arabia before the end of the year, with his promoter, Eddie Hearn, claiming the fight is close to being finalised.
Meanwhile, he was even pictured with Max Verstappen at the Dutch Grand Prix last week as the pair chatted and played F1 23 – a new video game – together.
And on Monday, the 33-year-old shared a video on his Instagram story in which he appeared to be driving through London on an electric scooter.
Anthony Joshua has been spotted riding an electric scooter through the streets of London
He posted the clip on his Instagram story despite riding an e-scooter in London being illegal
The clip was filmed from a car with Joshua appearing to head in the direction of Bethnal Green as he zoomed past several passers-by who were unaware of his presence.
Joshua was accompanied by one friend before he was later seen riding on an electric bike with a larger group.
However, according to Transport for London regulations, it is illegal to ride an e-scooter on public roads or in public places unless you are part of TFL’s e-scooter rental trial.
Further regulations stipulate: ‘Rental electric scooters (e-scooters) are the only way to legally ride an e-scooter on public roads or in other public places within London – and even this is limited to specific boroughs. It is still illegal to use privately owned e-scooters or other powered transporters on public roads.’
E-scooters are also banned from public transport in London, although Joshua appeared to be sticking to the streets as he travelled around.
He was seen on an Inokim e-scooter, a leading new brand who have recently entered the UK market, with prices on their scooter products ranging from between £856 to £2,400.
Later on Monday, Joshua was also pictured with Franklin Boateng – who is an influencer with more than 100,000 followers known as the King of Trainers – before he later shared a post from a Clean Herts Community community day, which is a social cause that the boxer backs.
Meanwhile, speaking last week, the 33-year-old provided an update on the status of negotiations with Wilder ahead of the aformentioned potential mega-fight.
When asked if he’s looking to fit in another bout before facing Wilder, Joshua told Sky Sports: ‘No. The time frame doesn’t really give an opportunity for that. The mind says fight in October but in reality we’re trying to schedule a fight for December. I’m going to focus on the Wilder fight for now.
The heavyweight boxer, 33, appeared to be heading towards the direction of Bethnal Green
The video was filmed from a car, with Joshua slightly ahead of one other individual on the road
Joshua is currently enjoying some time off ahead of a potential fight against Deontay Wilder
‘From what I’ve heard, things are positive. We’ve got the stumbling block, Fury has to get past Ngannou and Usyk has to get past Dubois.
‘Good luck to both of them, good luck to all parties involved and then we can sit down and rejig things around.
‘The goal is to have Usyk and Fury potentially compete for the undisputed heavyweight championship. Myself and Deontay Wilder, two big punchers, great fighters, been to the top of the mountain, slug it out and may the best man win.
‘It will be a great event, potentially. We’re just waiting to see what happens and then finalise the devil in the detail.’