Anthony Joshua feels that he is coming towards the end of his career. The Brit who is currently 31-years old, believes that he just has 5 years left in his career which is basically an Olympic cycle. Unlike his rival, Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua turned pro quite late, as he was almost 24 when he did so.
Speaking about this to Sky Sports, Anthony Joshua also wanted Tyson Fury to do the same, since he has been a professional for a much longer time (turned pro in 2008). He also said that he was ready for a war with Tyson Fury.
“If he wants to cement his legacy, I’m here and ready” – Anthony Joshua
Anthony Joshua was quoted as saying, “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.”
Anthony Joshua had the same words for his rival Tyson Fury as well, “Fury has been professional much longer than me. He should be looking to retire soon. If he wants to cement his legacy, I’m here and ready. I’ve built myself into this position,” he said.
Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are set to fight, sometime this year in a title unification bout for the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
Do you agree with AJ’s claims? Or can he keep going on like Wladimir Klitschko?