Anthony Joshua claims he can be bigger than Floyd Mayweather once he overcomes Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley

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IBF world heayweight champion set for biggest test of his professional career, but wants to be remembered among greats

ANTHONY JOSHUA has sensationally claimed he will surpass Floyd Mayweather and be better than him.

The unbeaten British IBF world heavyweight champion is set for the biggest showdown of his professional career when he takes on Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley.

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Anthony Joshua claims he can be even better than Floyd Mayweather

And he admits he plans to etch his names among the sport’s greats.


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He said: “I can do better more things than Floyd Mayweather.”

Anthony Joshua gets ready for biggest fight of his career against Wladimir Klitschko

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Anthony Joshua gets ready for biggest fight of his career against Wladimir Klitschko


Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko ahead of fight at Wembley

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Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko ahead of fight at Wembley

The five weight ex-pound for pound great retired in 2015 with an unbeaten record of 49-0, equalling the record set by the great Rocky Marciano.

But, when asked if he thinks he has what it takes to surpass what Mayweather has done in the sport, Joshua confidently replied “Yeah, you know why?

“Because when someone sets a benchmark, it’s only there to be broken, records are there to be broken.

Wembley is being readied for heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko

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Wembley is being readied for heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko

Floyd Mayweather retired in 2015 and did not suffer a single loss in 49 bouts

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Floyd Mayweather retired in 2015 and did not suffer a single loss in 49 bouts

“So yeah I can say I will go on and surpass the greats because they set the benchmark and it doesn’t mean we have to go under, we have to go above.

“And I’m sure that’s what he’d encourage anyone to do, if he had a young fighter he’d say ‘I want you to be better than me, that’s what you say to your kids.

“I’m going to say yeah I can do better more things than Floyd Mayweather. “

Joshua was speaking to Behind The Ropes.

Heavyweight’s Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko weigh-in ahead of their world title fight



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