I don’t want to end up in wheelchair after retirement – Anthony Joshua
British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua has said he wants to go into retirement while still in a vibrant and healthy state.
He noted that his goal is to make sure he is not nursing his boxing wounds well into old age.
The Two-time heavyweight champion, in a recent interview with Men’s Health, added that he is going to judge a part of his legacy with his health.
“In boxing, people walk in the gym one way and not many walk out the same way, because of the trauma and the stuff they put their body through. I want my legacy to be, I walked out healthy.
“Imagine me at the age of 50 or 60 in a wheelchair and fragile because of the trauma I put my body through. My legacy should be when I’m old, I’m still fresh. I want people to say, ‘Oh wow, he still looks good, he still looks after himself.’ That’s a legacy,” he said.
The 33-year-old defeated Jermaine Franklin last month, after losing twice in a row to heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine.
His promoter, Eddie Hearn had said that there are talks for possible showdown with former WBC champion Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury in December in the Middle East.
Joshua confirmed this, saying; “In December potentially there is a big fight that should be cracking with me and Wilder.
“It has been a long time coming. There are a lot of moving shapes at the minute, a lot of things happening, so one step at a time. But it has been a long time coming, for sure.”