Date: 6th April 2015 at 11:45am
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I have to admit that I was amongst the throng who has demanded that it is time for Anthony Joshua to step up in class.

The 3rd round stoppage of Jason Gavern, up in Newcastle, was a frustrating and disappointing affair and I thought that Joshua learned nothing from the nine minutes of action he was involved in.

However, perhaps we were all a little harsh, after all Joshua was only having his 11th fight and was also coming back from an injury that had kept him out of the ring.

After the fight, Joshua spoke about his development in an honest and frank manner, remarking to the media,

?We will be in for a few good nights in the future but there is no point starting to take fights I am not ready for.

?I?ve got to build and do it right. I want to be that geezer where they say: ?He did it his way and I?m happy Great Britain have got a good champion?.

?I?d rather that than; ?I told you he is sh**, he?s just another has-been from Great Britain. We are never going to have a good heavyweight again like Lennox Lewis?.

?So I am just trying to get it right because it is my time and my era.?

Now doesn?t that kind of put a new perspective on your thoughts?