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Anthony Joshua Asked Which Opponent He Wanted To Face The Most In A Fantasy Fight

Anthony Joshua Asked Which Opponent He Wanted To Face The Most In A Fantasy Fight

Anthony Joshua has revealed that he would have loved an all-British showdown with Lennox Lewis in a fantasy fight.

The 30-year-old Brit superstar is eager to cement his legacy like boxing legend Lewis by becoming undisputed heavyweight champion.

But during a series of quick-fire questions, Joshua admitted that a clash with Lewis on British soil would have topped his list for a potential dream fight.

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When asked about his dream bout, 'AJ' responded: "Lennox Lewis at Wembley Stadium, the best of Britain!"

Sky Sports previously sparked a heated debate last month when they asked fans who would win in a fantasy fight between 'AJ' and Lewis.

Joshua, who became a two-time unified heavyweight champ last year after beating Andy Ruiz Jr, revealed his favourite career moment came in his Wembley win over Wladimir Klitschko.

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However, 'AJ' insisted that one of his 'sweetest moments' remains his victory over fellow Brit Dillian Whyte.

"The sweetest moment was getting that victory over Dillian Whyte. I will always hold onto that.

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"It was north London vs south London. Two rivals coming together. It meant a lot."

Joshua was scheduled to defend his championship crown against IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in June.

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However, the Brit's title defence at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Joshua has since reignited his rivalry with fellow Brit Tyson Fury and wants to set up an undisputed clash with the WBC champ.

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'AJ,' who delivered a fresh callout to Fury this week, is willing to make the unification clash happen even if it's behind closed doors.

"If [promoter] Eddie Hearn said he managed to secure the Tyson Fury fight, but it is behind closed doors, I would take it," he told DAZN.

"If I don't take it now then I don't think Tyson Fury will be around by the time this all comes around again, when big hall shows are available. I have to take the opportunity while it's there."

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Topics: AJ, Boxing News, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Lennox Lewis

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