Anthony Joshua: ‘I Am Going to WWE’

Published 02/12/2021, 4:14 AM EST
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – MAY 01: Anthony Joshua in action during a training session during the Anthony Joshua Media Day at the English Institute of Sport on May 01, 2019 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)


Unified heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua (24-1), wants to try himself inside the WWE ring. Despite being an active boxer at the top of the mountain, he has hinted at an early retirement in the past. However, we can envision a few more boxing clashes from the Briton before he finally hangs the gloves.

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As he is still young, fans believe he may stay relevant in other forms of fighting. When he was asked to choose between UFC and WWE after boxing, ‘AJ’ didn’t think twice about billing his favor for the wrestling and entertainment organization.

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Speaking with Alternative Sport, Joshua replied, “I am going to WWE because that’s what Muhammad Ali done. So, I am going to do WWE.”

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It’s not new for boxers to enter the WWE ring, and the same has happened several times throughout the years. AJ’s upcoming rival and WBC champion, Tyson Fury, has also embraced the WWE ring, just before his historic win over Deontay Wilder.

So, Joshua can follow a similar path. However, he doesn’t intend to make a crossover; he wants to enter the WWE ring only after wrapping up his professional boxing career.

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Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, and the whole boxing community in WWE

Joshua’s inception into WWE will be alluring, but not new. Starting from the very old days, Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather, Tyson Fury, and many more pugilists have brawled with the WWE superstars. Therefore, Joshua might not take more than a year to make his desired move.

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While he was also given the chance to comment about his desire in fighting at the UFC, ‘AJ’ didn’t even consider that. He didn’t hint at making an appearance ever inside the octagon. However, Joshua is a playable character in the EA UFC 4 alongside Tyson Fury. So, it’s safe to say that video games are the only way fans can see ‘AJ’ brawl inside the octagon.

Do you think Anthony Joshua should ever compete at the WWE?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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