Anthony Joshua: “Bring Mike Tyson Back and Let Me Fight Him”

Published 03/12/2021, 8:00 PM EST
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Anthony Joshua trains during a media workout on October 17, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


The heavyweight kingpin, Anthony Joshua, is no less than a brand today. Out of all the intimidating heavyweights, Joshua has created a mark of his own. He also ranks among the most followed athletes in the world.

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His majestic power, in-ring skills, and fight IQ set him up in a league of his own. This is the prime reason ‘AJ’ dwells at the peak of the most prolific division.

Recently, the unified lightweight champion was in conversation with JD Official. The Brit talked about competing with top-notch heavyweight stars and his aspirations going into the future.

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“When I do my talking in the ring, not many have been able to withstand the blows that I give out and I would have loved to have been fighting like you know, bring Mike Tyson back and let me fight him.

“These are names that the world knows. Bring Mohammad Ali back, bring Lennox Lewis back. But unfortunately, I’ve got to fight guys in front of me,” Joshua said.

Anthony Joshua the heavyweight boxer poses for a portrait at the Matchroom gym in Brentwood on May 11th 2015 in Essex (Photo by Tom Jenkins/Getty Images)

It is no secret that ‘AJ’ wants to be ranked among the finest heavyweights of all time. He wishes to pursue the same trajectory as Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Mohammad Ali, and more.

The 31-year-old asserted that he likes to answer his naysayers in the ring. What’s more, he said that his opponents can talk trash at him outside the squared circle, but in the actual ring, he’s the one who gets it done.

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With a 24-1 track record, ‘AJ’ has crushed all of his opponents, securing gratifying wins. At present, he’s the most elite prospect in boxing. Many big-wigs of the sport have lauded his style of fighting, and his wins are a testimony to his talent.

Considering the skills that he brings to the fold, it is undeniable that Joshua might go down as one of the greatest heavyweight pugilists of all time.

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He still has the same hunger as his younger days, looking to reign supreme over the entire heavyweight division. In fact, he’s just one stroll away from becoming an undisputed heavyweight kingpin.

It’ll be interesting to see how things play out for ‘AJ’ in the coming few months. His fans are curiously awaiting his return.

What is your favorite highlight of Anthony Joshua’s career?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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