Of course, Anthony Joshua has no plans to retire yet, as he is only 30 years old, has recently regained his heavyweight IBO / IBF / WBO / WBA Super World Championship titles and aims to be the undisputed champion in his weight. Next time, he has to defend his titles against Kubrat Pulev.
However, in an interview with SkySports, he was asked who are the current heavyweight boxers he would love to boxing with during his career, and Joshua listed a list of six names.
Here’s Joshua’s “boxing bucket list”:
The first to be mentioned is the unbeaten Oleksandr Usyk, who performed in heavyweight last year after winning all titles in cruiserweight. And there’s a good chance for that fight in the near future because Usyk is currently the mandatory challenger to the WBO in heavyweight and Joshua would have to fight him after the Pulev fight.
In addition to Usyk, he also mentioned current WBC Champion Tyson Fury and former WBC Champion Deontay Wilder. Joshua will definitely have to contend with the current WBC champion if he wants to be an undisputed champion. But these two names have been raised several times, regardless of belt, that AJ wants to fight them if they have a world title, if they don’t. First, however, Fury and Wilder clash for the third time, perhaps in October.
The other three boxers on the six-man list are Cuban Luis Ortiz, American Jarrell Miller, who was nearly fought last year, but Miller failed several doping tests and eventually Poland’s Adam Kownacki, who recently suffered the first defeat of his professional career and thus failed to be Joshua’s mandatory challenger at the WBA.
Joshua also talked about which were the deepest and the highest point in his career so far. Unsurprisingly, they are both related to the same boxer, Andy Ruiz Jr. Of course, the defeat against Ruiz was the deepest point, and the rematch, where he regained his belts from the current highest point.
His favorite fight so far is the fight against Wladimir Klitschko in 2017, and his favorite venue is the Wembley Stadium.