Joshua Views Unifying Like A Tournament

Following Wednesday’s press conference, Anthony Joshua told Sky Sports that he views the road to heavyweight unification like a tournament.

The first step in that road is his mandatory opponent, Alexander Povetkin on September 22nd at Wembley Stadium..

The next stage would be his inevitable clash with Deontay Wilder, potentially on April 13th at Wembley, and the ultimate goal of unifying all four major belts.

“I used to kind of look at it as a professional thing where it’s never overlook your opponent, and I do really get that,” Joshua told Sky Sports.

“The end goal is to become undisputed champion, i.e get a gold medal, but I have to fight Povetkin, and I have to concentrate on what’s next.

“It’s one step. Povetkin isn’t my end all and be all. I’m in a tournament, I’ve got to beat Povetkin, I’ve got to beat Wilder, then I’ll achieve my goal of getting that gold medal, and becoming undisputed champion of the world.”


Initial Report: Sky Sports

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