Date: 25th March 2018 at 10:13am
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Next Saturday evening, Anthony Joshua hopes to add the WBO heavyweight belt to his collection, when he takes on the Kiwi fighter Joseph Parker.

If, as we all hope, Joshua is successful at the Principality Stadium, in Cardiff it?ll leave just the WBC version of the heavyweight belts to add to his impressive collection, a belt currently owned by the rash American fighter, Deontay Wilder.

A unification belt, producing just the one champion, is what everyone craves, media pressure will surely see it happen, although once it does it wouldn?t surprise me if boxing politics soon results in the titles becoming splintered again.

However, if Anthony Joshua were to stamp his name in the history books, could the Watford fighter be tempted to walk away from the sport, knowing he?s achieved what many, at one stage, perceived to be impossible?

His promoter, Eddie Hearn, believes that could one day be the case, remarking to the popular news vehicle, Talksport,

?Listen, AJ may retire after winning all the belts, who knows? He?s smart enough to know that, when he loses that desire, he won?t do it.

?I can?t see that happening any time soon until he gets to the top of the mountain. That?s when you might look round and say: ?I?ve done everything?.?


If that is the case, then so be it, we all know boxing is a dangerous sport and needs 100% commitment and dedication, but what a way to bow out ? undisputed champion of the world.

 

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