World-famous boxer, Anthony Joshua has claimed the top of his career is at the corner.
The heavyweight champion admits he’s “coming towards the top of my career” and has hinted that he will have a maximum of “five years left” within the sport before retiring.
The 31-year-old world heavyweight champion might be approaching the foremost significant period of his career, with ongoing negotiations about two massive unification 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 during a 2019 rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr before defending them with a knockout convert Kubrat Pulev last month.
“This isn’t the beginning of my career. I’m coming towards the top of my career,” Joshua told Sky Sports News.
“I’m not someone who lives within the moment and thinks that everything is simply like for now. I’m always planning so I’m coming towards the top of my career.
“Five years left and that’s basically an Olympic cycle. I’ve got an Olympic cycle and a touch bit more left, so once you see subsequent Olympics happen is when I’ll be coming to the top of my career and therefore the next generation is going to be coming through.”
Fury turned professional in 2008, nearly five years before Joshua, who recently suggested that his British rival should even be brooding about hanging up his gloves.
Fury has been professional for much longer than I. He should be looking to retire soon,” Joshua had told Sky Sports.
If he wants to cement his legacy, I’m here and prepared. I’ve built myself into this position.”
But the 32-year-old Fury told Sky Sports last year that he wanted a lengthy world title reign like Wladimir Klitschko.
Klitschko did it until he was 40,” said Fury who ended the Ukrainian’s dominance with a points win in 2015.