Anthony Joshua to fight again this year
- Author: Julie Sanders May 05, 2017,
May 05, 2017, 15:36
Heavyweight legend Mike Tyson believes Anthony Joshua has changed boxing with his thrilling victory over Wladimir Klitschko. Let him face World Boxing Organization (WBO) heavyweight champion Joseph Parker.
As you can see from the video above, Joshua was hanging out with English soccer player Troy Deeney and the two got to challenging on the punching arcade game to test out their power.
"When I first started, the aim was to become a multimillionaire", Joshua told GQ last month. He's still a young heavyweight, but he has more professional ring experience than Anthony Joshua.
Combined with gate receipts estimated to be around £8m, that is all said to have earned Joshua a total take home of £15m - exceeding even his own expectations.
Joshua's comments came after Mike Tyson declared him the biggest name in boxing.
Hearn wrote that "AJ would love that fight" (against Fury), but 't won't be anytime soon.
'I don't know what it was he could not finish and Joshua was ready to go. You can take a guy with nothing, clean them up and next thing he's meeting the President of the United States or the Prime Minister of the UK. "And America, although I don't believe they're building stars there at the moment, of course it's a market we need to be in".
The retired American boxer also claimed not to have known Joshua before the fight against Klitschko, but according to him, the new boxing king has all qualities necessary to be a long-serving champion.
Praising Joshua's continued humility and unwavering focus that appears at odds with his growing celebrity, he added: "I met him for the first time at the Olympics in 2012".
Klitschko admitted after the fight he was taking his time and Wilder says that was where he went wrong. "I think Anthony is a guy who has built himself up very much on being a very good sportsman, and he rises to every challenge".