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Anthony Joshua’s retirement hint – “I’m coming towards end”

Heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua

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Anthony Joshua admits he is “coming towards the end of my career”. The 31-year-old world heavyweight champion could be approaching the most significant period of his career, with ongoing negotiations about two fights against Tyson Fury in 2021. Since making his pro debut in 2013, Joshua has become a two-time champion, having regained his WBA, IBF and WBO titles.

“This isn’t the start of my career. I’m coming towards the end of my career,” Joshua told Sky Sports News. “I’m 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.”

Fury turned professional in 2008, nearly five years before Joshua.

“Fury has been professional much longer than me. He should be looking to retire soon,” Joshua had told Sky Sports. “If he wants to cement his legacy, I’m here and ready. I’ve built myself into this position.”

Source: Sky Sports

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