Feature | Apr 08 2015

Anthony Joshua: ‘Winning is everything, especially in boxing’

Joshua might box first in Birmingham but is certain Kevin Johnson will come to fight on May 30

ANTHONY JOSHUA rumbled back into action last weekend, dispatching humble American Jason Gavern inside three rounds. Speaking in the changing room after his bout at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, the Olympic super-heavyweight was relaxed about how quickly he’s finished his professional contests so far. “You train to do the rounds but it shows that training’s paying off,” he said. “No overtime in boxing, if you can knock them out in the first 10 seconds you can do that right the way through your career, that would be amazing wouldn’t it? That’s a phenomenal record to have but I’m not really fussed if we go one, two, three or we go 10, 11, 12.

“It doesn’t bother me. It’s all about winning. Whether it’s by knockout or points, it’s just all about winning. Winning’s everything, especially in boxing.”