British professional boxer, Anthony Oluwafemi Olaseni Joshua, better known as Anthony Joshua has revealed that he is leaving boxing in the next five years.
Speaking in a recent interview with Sky Sports, Joshua said he has at least five more years in the professional career. Naija News understands that AJ stated this ahead of unification fights against Tyson Fury in 2021.
“This isn’t the start of my career. I’m coming towards the end of my career,” the two-time champion told newsmen.
He noted further that he is not “someone who lives in the moment and thinks that everything is just like for now. I’m always planning ahead so I’m coming towards the end of my career.
“Five years left and that’s basically an Olympic cycle. I’ve got an Olympic cycle and a little bit more left, so when you see the next Olympics happen is when I’ll be coming to the end of my career and the next generation will be coming through.”
Comparing his boxing career years with that of Fury, AJ noted that the 32-year-old boxer joined boxing professionally in 2008, five years ahead of his.
“Fury has been professional much longer than me. He should be looking to retire soon,” Joshua retorted.
“If he wants to cement his legacy, I’m here and ready. I’ve built myself into this position,” the Nigerian blood added.
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