Feature | Dec 08 2016

Anthony Joshua: ‘There’s so many wolves that want to destroy what I’ve built’

Anthony Joshua says he needs to 'dismantle' Eric Molina, writes John Dennen
Anthony Joshua fight time
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ANTHONY JOSHUA wants to put in a performance that sends out a message against Eric Molina on Saturday (December 10) at the Manchester Arena.

“I’m not fighting [Wladimir] Klitschko. He’s going to be there on Saturday, as is [David] Haye, but they’re not in front of me. My career, my discipline and my consistency, that’s the package that we’ve been sending out to the rivals and that speaks louder than any performance on Saturday. I want to win, I want to look good and I want to entertain – but the most important thing for me is going in there and doing the job,” Joshua said. “I’m not learning in the shadows, I’m under the bright lights on Box Office in the UK and on Showtime in the U.S. I have to perform every time that I box. There’s so many wolves in the pack that want to come and destroy what I’ve built.

“We’re close to getting some huge fights. If I get through Saturday then I fight Klitschko; it doesn’t get much bigger, so the division is moving forward. People have just got to be patient and enjoy the ride.”