The owner of the launderette where heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua has an open tab of around £120 has said the boxer has a "heart of gold".
Muqeem Bakhtari, known locally as Max, said "joker" Joshua was a still regular at his launderette, in Golders Green, north London, near the ex-council flat where the fighter still lives with his mum.
The 27-year-old's victory over two-time world champion Wladimir Klitschko in front of 90,000 people at Wembley on Saturday has earned him £15 million but he has not forgotten his unpaid bill.
Who next for Anthony Joshua?
Who next for Anthony Joshua?
1/6 Who next?
Joshua sensationally defeated Wladimir Klitschko - so who's next?
2/6 Deontay Wilder
A fight between Joshua and America's WBC heavyweight champion Wilder, 31, would likely prove the richest in the heavyweight division. The combination of two charismatic, explosive punchers would appeal both in the UK and the US, but may have such commercial potential that they would choose to delay until next summer. Wilder was ringside at Wembley, but has also been linked to fighting Tony Bellew.
3/6 Joseph Parker
New Zealand's WBO champion Parker carries less threat and appeal than Wilder but also represents less of a risk. The 25-year-old had been scheduled to fight Tyson Fury's cousin Hughie until injury ruled the challenger out, and is one of only two fighters against which a unification match-up could be made.
4/6 Wladimir Klitschko
The 41-year-old has already revealed he has a rematch clause he can take advantage of, and that only another showdown with Joshua is capable of convincing him to fight on. Joshua has also already said he would be willing to fight the Ukrainian again, but beyond financial gain there seems little benefit for the champion. Having already beaten him so entertainingly, Klitschko represents a high-risk, low-reward opponent.
5/6 Tyson Fury
Immediately after his defeat of Klitschko, Joshua called out the fighter who is quickly becoming his biggest rival. The 28-year-old Fury unsurprisingly responded on Twitter, writing "challenge accepted". Both seem confident of victory and willing to fight each other, both have beaten Klitschko and both represent the other's most intriguing opponent within the UK. Fury's biggest challenge could yet come in regaining his boxing licence amid his struggles with depression.
6/6 Tony Bellew
The former WBC cruiserweight champion's unexpected defeat of David Haye has given him far more appeal in the heavyweight division than any would have predicted. He seems incapable of providing Joshua with much of a test, but the money involved in fighting the champion will become such that any potential offers will be tempting. A match-up between the two is also straightforward to make, given they are both promoted by Matchroom. The biggest question may be whether Matchroom would rather use the 34-year-old Liverpudlian to further build Wilder's reputation before the American eventually fights Joshua.
Asked at the post-fight press conference if he was "ready for those people outside the Launderette" after his biggest win to date, Joshua said: "I've got to pay my debt there, number one. I've got a bill like that big (gesturing with his thumb and forefinger on his left hand). Hopefully he'll swerve it.
"I'm a people's person, on the estate, there was loads of us anyway so it's pretty chilled. Everyone in the arena, I probably know 20,000 of these people. It's crazy, I'm a local boy. So it's no different, it's no problem. As long as I'm not late for training I don't mind the attention."
Mr Bakhtari said Joshua had been a regular since before winning his Olympic gold medal at London 2012 and his family often stopped by to pick up his laundry.
He said: "He is a joker - no his bill is nothing. He always jokes about it. It sometimes ranges from a fiver to a £100. He has no time so he sends in his family members. It's minimal.
"The tab is always open to him and his family members - they are lovely people."
Asked if the bill was a reported £120, he said: "Possibly, yes."
Mr Bakhtari added fame and fortune had not appeared to have changed the gentle 6ft 6ins giant.
"We have known him since before he was Olympic champion, about seven or eight years, and he is the nicest guy around town. Nothing has changed.
"For somebody to knock him out will be difficult because he's got a heart of gold. His stardom comes because of his humbleness. He is so humble I actually go out of my way to serve him and help him out."
According to Mr Bakhtari, who said they also measure up Joshua for his clothes and wash his training gear, Joshua used to grill him on how to be successful in business.
"I remember when he was young, him going 'what do I have to do to make money'. He used to come to me to ask me about business. The thing is then he was a bit quieter, now he's a bit louder. Everything that comes out of his mouth is words of respect."
Mr Bakhtari revealed Joshua is looking to buy a new home after his latest fight, saying: "He was looking into buying a property. Wherever he goes, he will hopefully still use us."
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