Recognised boxing legend, Anthony Joshua has admitted he’s nearing the end of his boxing career and ‘looking forward’ to retirement because he sees himself as an ‘old man’ ahead of his boxing return.
Joshua has not stepped foot in the ring since his second-successive defeat to Oleksandr Usyk in August – having lost his WBA, WBO, and IBF belts to the Ukrainian mastermind in September last year.
Joshua Futher admitted that he must work harder than ever to ‘make these last years count’.
Speaking on his plans after retirement, he said he was ‘looking forward’ to spending more time with his family and loved ones.
Speaking to reporters, Joshua said: ‘I’m baffled, I’m an old man, where’s the time gone? So I always look at it like I’m not at the start of my career and I’m not in the middle, I’m at the end.
‘I personally always thought I would probably cry when boxing is done, because I put a lot into it inside and outside of the ring. Like you put a lot into your work, you wake up, you sacrifice, you’re tired sometimes; all that type of stuff, we all go through it.
Recall Overtnews had earlier reported that Anthony Joshua had first spoken on his plans to retire after his defeat to Ukrainian boxer Usyk in August.