Friday, January 15, 2021

Anthony Joshua announces retirement date

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Anthony Joshua says he is moving towards the end of his career and has hinted that he has a maximum of five years left in the sport before retiring.

The 31-year-old world heavyweight champion could be approaching the most significant period of his career, with ongoing negotiations about two massive unification fights against Tyson Fury in 2021.

Since making his pro debut in 2013, Joshua has become a two-time champion, having regained his WBA, IBF and WBO titles in a 2019 rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr before defending them with a knockout win over Kubrat Pulev last month.

Fury turned professional in 2008, nearly five years before Joshua, who recently suggested that his British rival should also be thinking about hanging up his gloves.

But the 32-year-old Fury told newsmen last year that he wanted a lengthy world title reign like Wladimir Klitschko.