Anthony Joshua admits he’s nearing the ‘end’ of his boxing career and says he’s ‘looking forward’ to retirement

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Anthony Joshua has acknowledged that his boxing career is coming to an end and that he is “looking forward” to retiring since he feels like a “old man” before making a comeback.

Since losing to Oleksandr Usyk twice in a row in August after losing his WBA, WBO, and IBF championships to the Ukrainian genius in September of last year, Joshua has not entered the ring.

To “make these last years count,” Joshua declared that he needs toil harder than ever. He did, however, acknowledge that after he retired, he was “looking forward” to having more time to spend with his family.

Joshua remarked in a statement to GiveMeSport, “I’m baffled, I’m an old guy, where’s the time gone? I therefore always view my career as being towards the finish rather than the beginning or middle.

“I personally always imagined that because of the effort I put into boxing both inside and outside of the ring, I would definitely cry when it was all over.” Like, you put a lot of effort into your career, you get up early, you make sacrifices, and you occasionally get exhausted; we all experience that kind of stuff.

“You have hard days sometimes, but I’ve always tried to be tough, so I guess I am.” I believe that right now it would be completing the race without getting hurt and being able to relax and enjoy the commercial activities without worrying about having to train afterwards. In that case, that will be my greatest accomplishment, and I’m excited about it.

Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, previously disclosed that talks for a heavyweight matchup with Wilder are in progress.

Hearn earlier stated to iFL TV that he and Wilder’s manager Shelly Finkel have good communication.

We have had numerous conversations. till AJ’s training group is verified. We won’t choose any opponents since we want the trainer’s opinion.

We’ve got three or four people that we’re talking to and prepared to try and make a move for, Hearn continued.