Anthony Joshua Brags That He’ll Rule Boxing For 10 More Years
Popular British Boxer Anthony Joshua has developed a new mindset since his last fight in March, as he has stated in confidence that he will rule boxing for 10 years, adding that his victory over Alexander Povetkin is part of his journey to greatness.
Joshua claims Povetkin is the beginning of ‘Chapter Two’ in his career and the British world champion hopes to fight for 10 more years in order to cement his legacy.
The Russian is the mandatory challenger for AJ’s WBA Super world title, while his IBF and WBO belts will also be on the line on September 22 at Wembley Stadium.
WATCH: Anthony Joshua says his fight against Alexander Povetkin will be one of his hardest yet. 🥊💥
Do you agree with the World heavyweight champion? 🤔
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) July 18, 2018
Joshua, now 21-0, having unified world titles against Joseph Parker last time out, insists he is now focused on having fun and securing a legacy in the sport.
The heavyweight champion told Sky Sports (WATCH VIDEO):
“I’ve been fighting 10 years now.” “I’ve always done it for fun. Now I’m dead serious about this business, it’s Chapter Two for me and Povetkin is the first on my list.”
“I used to concentrate on the opponents, I don’t want to make any mistakes with this, which meant I boxed within myself. Now it’s not just about Povetkin, or [Deontay] Wilder, it’s about me, my legacy and reaching my potential, in this chapter when my mindset is different, Povetkin is the first on my list.”
“I spend a lot of time studying, looking in the mirror, I listen to Rob [McCracken] as well. I’m not too interested in the praise or criticism, sooner or later you’ll find the answers of what you want to achieve.”
“I only box for fun. I know I’m good at this, now I feel very confident, I’ve learned about my weight.”
“I’ve got 10 years left in boxing, I want to cement my legacy; [George] Foreman, Bernard Hopkins, and my friend [Wladimir] Klitschko, [Floyd] Mayweather done it – I believe I can as well.”