After compiling his 19th professional victory against Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium, Anthony Joshua has his next opponent set following the retirement of the legendary Ukrainian. And ahead of the October 28th world title fight, we spoke to the IBF and WBA world champion about Kubrat Pulev and more.
Joshua had expected to rematch Klitschko with the governing bodies allowing the bout. But his retirement nixed those plans with a fight against IBF mandatory challenger Pulev now set.
The Bulgarian has reeled off five consecutive victories since suffering his first professional defeat to Klitschko in 2014, including a points victory against fellow Brit Dereck Chisora.
And ahead of his fourth defence of his IBF world title, we spoke with Joshua about Pulev, potential super-fights in 2018 as well as finding out what he does when he's not punching people in the face *spoiler* it involves controlling 'AJ's' choice of class type in Destiny 2, Titan.
Joshua passed his acid test with flying colours against Klitschko back in April. He showed his mettle after hitting the deck, but coming back to eventually record the stoppage victory.
Following the heavyweight thriller, Joshua intends to stay 'calm' and 'relax', prevent from loading up shots ahead of his next championship offering.
Joshua and Klitschko embrace after their heavyweight fire-fight. Image: PA
The formidable undefeated world ruler will be seeking to keep his perfect record in tact. While his 19 opponents haven't heard the final bell, maybe you can survive his onslaught on Destiny 2.
He remains fully focused on Pulev, but while at the Destiny 2 launch, Joshua is also aware of the other world title holder, Deontay Wilder, not to mention the former world champion Tyson Fury.
The trio of heavyweights bare resemblance to the three classes in Destiny 2. Joshua represents the 'Titan' with his powerhouse punching and physique. Wilder portrays the 'Warlock' and Fury's traits illustrates the 'Hunter' with his agility, craftiness, and stealth.
The team aspect of Destiny 2 is something not familiar with Joshua who's on his own inside the squared circle, but he does enjoy the 'all action' game with his pals.
Be sure to check out Destiny 2. But with the contest just over a month away, Joshua goes from the 'Titan' in the virtual world to the titan in reality as he gears himself for the October 28th fight.