Although he started his boxing career somewhat late, he quickly ascended up the amateur ranks and ended up winning an Olympic gold medal at super heavyweight, and then later the IBF heavyweight title, making him only the second British boxer to win gold at the Olympics and also a world title. He was always a natural athlete, as he did well in football and also ended up breaking the meter record for Year Nine students when he ran it in just In when he was 18, he really committed to the sport and started training full time. This meant he was getting to it later than most, although athletic heavyweights can get away with that. He had immediate success when he started competing as an amateur, as he ended up winning both the and Haringey Box Cup, followed by the Senior ABA Championships in
On Joshua's mind will be more than the defense of his four heavyweight titles Saturday night. As honest as he is undefeated, Joshua says the likes of Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and a few other potential opponents aren't far from his thoughts. It's a dangerous game to be playing if his total focus isn't on the upcoming opponent at Madison Square Garden, even if Ruiz is a underdog.
I still say there is hope, but I think the next person I want then is Fury.
Ortiz battered Wilder for parts of their fight in early before running out of gas and getting knocked out. Fury vs. Wilder in an all-British bout could bring a huge purse in the United Kingdom. He wouldn't give Wilder that much credit.
I'd rather take the risk with someone who brings a massive reward. But beating Ruiz is fine. It doesn't seem that Joshua has worked up the enmity for Ruiz that he carried for Miller — their news conference announcing the fight was a mud-slinging festival.
The champion also can't seem to keep his focus on Ruiz , 21 KOs.
Then, he will chase bigger headlines. I'm still after a fight for the undisputed heavyweight title. We've been pointing there for years. Wilder's a good name in general.
It's not about Joshua vs. It's about the undisputed heavyweight title.
That means a lot to me. Wilder now owns that crown.
He's a good fighter. Hopefully, I can get the knockout. If not, being busy and using my hands and getting the combinations and I win by decision. The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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