Durban – A CHATSWORTH resident is set to be the only KwaZulu-Natal representative at one of Africa’s biggest wrestling competitions next month.
Joshua Chetty, 26, known as “Joshua the Bull”, will be competing at the Champions of War, considered the WrestleMania of Africa.
“I just want to go out there, do my best and hopefully win,” said the stockily built Chetty.
He began wrestling at the Chatsworth Youth Centre at the age of 18 and has risen through the ranks as one of the country’s most promising prospects.
“I was a big wrestling fan growing up, I still am, especially of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
“Seeing wrestlers like Undertaker developed my interest in wrestling,” he said.
Chetty was always a sporty person. In high school he was involved in contact sports like rugby and soccer.
He also did well in discus, a sport that relies more on technique than raw power.
This technique is what helped Chetty get his stage name, “Joshua The Bull”, a reference to his signature finishing move in the ring.