THE fame game’s a funny old thing. One minute you’re dropping a dime to Steph Curry for a three-pointer and the next Reggie Miller is getting your name wrong on a broadcast watched by millions.
For Anthony Joshua, courtside in California last night for the NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets, the conquering of America is not going to happen overnight.
Expertly promoted from day one, he is a big star in Britain, we know that much by now, he easily sells out football stadiums, and he has done more for the overall popularity of the sport in his country than any boxer in recent memory. Best of all, he carries it well, and seems to enjoy being a role model in between fights – someone the kids admire – and then a knockout machine on fight night.