It’s fair to say that Anthony Joshua is full of confidence ahead of his upcoming rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.
Joshua faces Usyk this Saturday for a chance to reclaim the WBO, WBA and IBF titles.
Usyk won the first bout via unanimous decision back in September last year.
Should he beat Usyk, Joshua would not consider himself the number one heavyweight in the world, not without fighting Tyson Fury.
Anthony Joshua Fully Focused On Oleksandr Usyk:
Speaking to Sky Sports News, Joshua said: “Unless he’s 100 per cent retired, you’ve got to beat Fury as well.
“This isn’t about Fury, with all due respect. That’s just my view on that. As it stands you’re just a winner, you’re a winner at the end of the day. There’s always another challenge out there.
“Until you retire you’re always going to be challenged to prove you’re the best in the world. The minute you say you’re the best is the minute you should pack up. That’s enough on that Tyson Fury situation.”
Despite the recent news regarding ‘The Gypsy King,’ Joshua is fully focused on the rematch with the Ukrainian.
“The time drags on. Normally you get straight back in there.
“Inactivity isn’t good for anyone but the pros are for all the changes that I’ve made personally, training camp, training location, having to form a new team, make them work together as well which is important in a training environment and that needed time. That needed time so straight after the fight, obviously I focused on recovery but I got straight to business and what you’ll see on Saturday is what we’ve been working on for the last, I would say, 10 months,” Joshua continued.
Joshua will be fighting in Saudi Arabia for the second time this weekend.
The bout is due to take place at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.
For Joshua, he is ready for war as he looks to reclaim the heavyweight throne.