Joshua Ready For Wilder/Unification
Anthony Joshua reclaimed his throne as the WBO, IBO, WBA, IBF heavyweight champion on Saturday with a shockingly easy win over Andy Ruiz Jr.
And while the newly recrowned unified world heavyweight champion will contend with IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev early next year, Joshua is ready to add the last available title to his collection.
“I’m ready [to fight Wilder]. I’ve got my belts back and I’m ready to fight him. But I’m not looking too far into the future because it takes your eyes off what is front of you,” Joshua told Sky Sports.
“I take it step by step and, by the time I get to unification, I will be ready. I’ll knock them down one by one and, when the big boys are ready, I’ll be ready to become the next undisputed champion of the world. I really want to make that happen.”
“I’m focused on my next fight. Anyone can get it, my resume shows me that. I’ll be keen to handle my mandatories because the current WBC champion is fighting Tyson Fury. Good luck to them,” Joshua said.
“In the meantime, I will handle my mandatories because I don’t want to vacate a belt. I’ve worked hard to get them so I don’t want to give them away.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene