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Anthony Joshua has said Floyd Mayweather and Wladimir Klitschko are “more than welcome” to join his training camp ahead of his fight with Tyson Fury. WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight champion Joshua is set to face Fury, who holds the WBC title, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in either July or August.
“He’s a great man,” Joshua said of Mayweather. “To have someone like that with the boxing brain – you need to be around fighters as a boxer. Footballers need to be around footballers, boxers need to be around boxers. Lions stay around lions, lions don’t hang around with sheep, do they? Good boxers need to stay around better boxers in order to get better, so I’d definitely have him.
“I’d have George Foreman, Evander Holyfield, Roberto Duran, Tommy Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard. Mayweather, 100 percent. And Wladimir Klitschko, he’s always welcome. And it’s an inspiration for the kids in this gym as well because this gym is an amateur gym for the community, so yeah it’d be good to have them down here. Mayweather’s more than welcome.”