Anthony Joshua Admits He’s ‘Coming Towards The End’ Of His Career
Anthony Joshua believes he will wrap up his career five years from now.
Joshua holds almost all the major gold in the heavyweight division. He is the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Champion. The only major title he doesn’t have is the WBC gold, which is held by Tyson Fury.
“AJ” is just 31 years old and in the prime of his career but he knows boxers don’t last in the sport forever. Joshua told Sky Sports that he doesn’t expect his career to last for more than five more years.
“This isn’t the start of my career. I’m coming towards the end of my career. I’m not someone who lives in the moment and thinks that everything is just like for now. I’m always planning ahead so I’m coming towards the end of my career.
“Five years left and that’s basically an Olympic cycle. I’ve got an Olympic cycle and a little bit more left, so when you see the next Olympics happen is when I’ll be coming to the end of my career and the next generation will be coming through.”
Joshua is hoping to get a megafight with Fury to determine the undisputed heavyweight champion. “AJ’s” promoter, Eddie Hearn, has been adamant about trying to get the fight booked for May. The United Kingdom has seemingly been ruled out as a possible destination due to new COVID-19 procedures.
Joshua is fresh off a successful title defense against Kubrat Pulev. “AJ” scored the ninth-round knockout win. As for Fury, he last competed back in February 2020, stopping Deontay Wilder in the seventh round via TKO.