Is Joshua Due to Join the Greats?

The meteoric rise of Anthony Joshua continued after his 17th knockout victory over Dominic Breazeale to defend his world title, following his win over Charles Martin back in April.

Joshua is quite spectacular with only two of his fights ever lasting past the third round (Breazeale and Whyte) and his confidence is high. There are some seriously good heavyweight boxers on the scene at the moment though.

Joshua is not short of potential opponents this side of the Atlantic though. David Haye has continually expressed his desire to fight the IBF champion. Joshua also may look to fight Tyson Fury in the future.

The Mancunian was due to put his titles on the line in July when he fought Klitschko for a second time but that fight will have to be suspended due to Fury suffering an ankle injury in training.


Joshua celebrates his win with a selfie with Eddie Hearn.

Anthony Joshua has already done something quite remarkable he picked up the IBF title in  less fights than both of the boxing greats Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali winning the belt in 16 fights.

The 26 year old clearly has his sights set on becoming universal champion that would mean he would have to fight Fury as well as beat WBC champions Deontay Wilder.

A fight with Deontay Wilder seems a long way off though as Joshua’s team are keen to keep Joshua winning and get him better before exposing him to a seasoned fighter such as Wilder.

For the moment it looks as though Joshua’s focus will be on retaining his IBF world title, the fights with Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder can wait, Joshua is in no rush to take his name among the greats.

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