Anthony Joshua announced in an interview on YouTube with Sky Sports Boxing the six fighters he wants to fight before retiring.
Joshua named Oleksandr Usyk, Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury, Luis Ortiz, Jarrell Miller and Adam Kownacki.
Joshua’s fight with Fury is the most anticipated fight in heavy boxing, perhaps even in all divisions, it is the fight that all boxing fans want to watch. Two boxers, one from a win against Deontay Wilder and the other who holds four of the five belts the heavyweight division offers.
Fury, who is currently undefeated in his professional boxing career, like Joshua, defeated Wladimir Klitschko, so it would be interesting to see the two collide together on the ropes.
The only difference between meetings with the Ukrainian is that Fury won a younger and fitter Klitschko, while Joshua won a Klitschko that was leaving.
Joshua versus Wilder is a fight that could go on the radar in order of importance now that the American is not a champion.
Although Wilder is still considered by the majority to be the heaviest in the world, the fight between the two would be epic. Wilder always poses a threat with that huge left hook, however, most boxing fans agree that Joshua would see him out.
With Joshua unable to fight Fury until at least the summer of 2021, now with mandatory WBC challenger Dillian Whyte fighting the title holder, it is believed that Joshua will use that time to fight Oleksandr Usyk.
Usyk recently moved into the heavyweight division after eliminating the cross-weight division. The southpaw fighter has a record of 17 wins (13KOs) and 0 losses and was the first crossweight in the division’s history to hold the four major world championship belts.
Anyone who knows anything about the Ukrainian will tell how much of a threat he is to Joshua. Despite having a knockout percentage of 76.47%, Usyk is no stranger to a boxing class and would be a great challenge for Joshua.