90,000 fans were on their feet applauding Joshua last night (Saturday) when he stopped boxing great Wladimir Klitschko
ANTHONY JOSHUA has set his sights on either a rematch against Wladimir Klitschko or a mouthwatering clash against Tyson Fury – before cleaning up the heavyweight division.
The 27-year-old stopped boxing legend Wladimir Klitschko in the 11th round of a scintillating bout at Wembley Stadium last night.
Joshua revealed the roars of the crowd spurred him onto a monumental victory, despite being dropped to the canvas in the sixth round, the first time in his professional career.
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But he knows there is still a long journey ahead, with only 19 fights under his belt so far.
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Speaking to Sky News a day after he rocked Wembley, and Klitschko to the core, Joshua said: “I have no problem with the rematch, let’s do it if he wants it.
“But why I mentioned [Tyson] Fury? I’m not calling out someone random, I’ve heard, I’ve seen, and it seems like it’s heading in that direction.
“If that’s the fight that would be bringing entertainment to the sport then I’d love to get that.
“I will go wherever I have to go to win a fight, I just enjoy fighting, I don’t fold under pressure and find a way.
“I had 44 rounds as a pro before that fight, now I feel like I’ve had 144 rounds of boxing, and move on to bigger and better things.
“If I have to go through everyone to keep the division lively and entertained we will go through them one by one.”
Ukrainian Klitschko, who will go down in history as one of the greatest boxers the sport has ever seen, had not been stopped for 13 years before Joshua had the 90,000 fans in Wembley on their feet celebrating one of the greatest moments in British boxing.
He added: “If you have the right people in your corner that you respect and trust, you can go and perform.
“You build on what they tell you. Sometimes it could take 12 rounds to happen. It took 11 rounds.
“I don’t just like to win, I like to win in fashion.
“There are many ways to skin a cat, and we definitely ticked that entertainment box last night.”
Joshua will now take some time out from a gruelling training schedule to try and enjoy a “normal life” for bit.
But this won’t last long, with Joshua now the most talked about boxer on the planet and well on his way to becoming the sport’s first billionaire boxer.