Heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua has debunked rumors which claim that he is dating the estranged wife of Manchester City winger, Riyad Mahrez.
Joshua, 30, has reportedly been spotted out and about with 26-year-old Rita, who has two children with Mahrez but is now separated from the footballer.
A club-goer told The Sun in December: “Rita bumped into AJ on her way out and he invited her to join him at his table in VIP.
“Rita, who was with a female pal, clearly thought AJ was incredibly hot. They then spent much of the evening laughing and flirting.”
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However, a spokesperson for Anthony Joshua has denied the allegations. He said: “Anthony doesn’t personally know Mrs. Mahrez and has no wish to, now or in future,
“He’s disappointed that she or people around her have tried to use his name to generate publicity.”
Joshua is the second boxer that Rita has been linked to, with reports emerging earlier this year of the American boxer Deontay Wilder flirting with her at a club in Manchester.