ANTHONY JOSHUA speaks exclusively to John Dennen about his exhilirating career in this week’s issue of Boxing News magazine. This is out now on our app and the print version is in stores on Thursday (August 18). Here is an excerpt:
Ultimately in boxing fighters will be judged on who they fight and how they perform. Joshua knows that.
“People want me to fight Tyson Fury next,” Joshua reflected. “But we’re in a position where we can but we don’t have to. So while Fury’s doing what he’s doing, I’m still going to progress. So when that time comes, I’ll be ready. I’m not going to sit down and wait for these guys to fight. I’ve got to keep active as well.
“He’s committed to fight Wladimir Klitschko, [but] it’s a fight I would like. In the meanwhile I’m just going to keep continuing my own journey and wait for us to collide at some stage. It will happen, come on, it has to, and I say exactly like this: every era has heavyweights and every era the heavyweights have to come together and fight. And this is just our era right now. So we can’t hide from each other. This would be the worst era in history if that was the case. You are who you fight. So we’ll fight, we will get it on.”