Anthony Joshua Makes Big Claim About This Generation Of Heavyweights
Joshua, 30, became a two-time world heavyweight champion when he exacted revenge with a points victory over Andy Ruiz Jr in December 2019.
'AJ' recalled what happened to him on his American debut last June during a recent interview with iFL TV.
"I got beat. I was shook. Everything that you saw in that fight was what I was going through," he explained.
"It's tough. It's a hard game. I got beaten to a pulp and I had to kind of pull myself back together. And that's just how it went. And now they're gonna see the rebirth of me because, you know, everyone writes me off in this boxing division."
The WBA (super), IBF and WBO title holder continued by staking his claim as the greatest among the current crop of heavyweights.
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"You know, everyone wants to write me off. But I believe that I will go down as, you know, this generation's great," he added.
"And that's what I'm destined to do, so what I went through then... that's what I went through. I got beaten up and I've gotta deal with it. You have to take it on the chin.
"That's life. You know what I mean? You've gotta keep on moving forward, even when the whole world's against you."
Joshua hasn't fought since regaining the world heavyweight titles. He was supposed to face Kubrat Pulev in June until the coronavirus crisis postponed the clash.
He's expected to fight the Bulgarian mandatory challenger sometime this year.
Fury and Wilder, on the other hand, are set to run it back for a third time following the Brit's stunning victory in February.
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