A few days before his fight against Jairzinho Rozenstruik at the UFC (on the night of Saturday to Sunday on RMC Sport 1), the French fighter Ciryl Gane returned to the frequent comparisons with the British boxer Anthony Joshua. An athlete who looks like him physically, and whose personality he appreciates.
Despite the pressure, despite the stakes, the smile is still there. A few days before his long-awaited UFC fight against Surinamese Jairzinho Rozenstruik (from 2 a.m. Saturday night to Sunday on RMC Sport 1), Ciryl Gane gave an interview to RMC Sport from Las Vegas. History to talk about the upcoming duel, but also other subjects. Including … his resemblance to Anthony Joshua.
Go on Twitter, and take the test by typing “Gane Joshua” in the search bar: you will see that the French fighter is regularly compared to the British boxer, especially among English-speaking fans. What makes the person smile.
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“There is a picture Joshua posted on his networks, everyone sent it to me”
“People have fun making comparisons, recognizes Ciryl Gane. Already because of our physique: we are both mixed race, there are small similarities, small common features in some photos. And maybe our ‘cool’ attitude, smiley, approachable, play too. People know that, I’m very accessible. On Instagram I read comments like: ‘Wow, Anthony Joshua has taken up MMA’ (laughs). Funny. There’s also a picture Joshua posted on his networks, everyone sent it to me. He had cut his hair, and it’s true that we looked a lot alike. “
That’s good, since Gane strongly appreciates the personality of AJ, a heavyweight who has managed to reach the top without having to create a villainous character or endlessly falling into trash-talking.
“Very clearly, it comforts me, ‘Bon Gamin’ confides. I’m not the type to do trash-talk at all, and it comforts me in the fact that yes, I can be myself, and I can’t. is not that people are not going to hook with my character, it is not that my character is not going to weigh in. You can see this world famous guy, who stays 100% natural, at least I have this impression. He’s a guy who you can identify with, with whom you want to sympathize. And yet he’s still a huge champion who goes to war with others. It’s true that a guy like him is inspiring. “