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Anthony Joshua: Froch and Groves Are in For a War

Heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua insists he can't afford to take any opponent lightly as he prepares to open the Carl Froch v George Groves II undercard, facing Matt Legg.

The 24-year-old Olympic gold medalist has recorded five relatively facile stoppage wins in his professional career to date but will not alter his tactics in a bid to 'put rounds in the bank.'

Joshua, who has dispatched all his professional opponents inside two rounds or less, said: "If I see a weakness in my opponent, I'm going to exploit it because if I get caught or beat, I'll regret not taken the chance. Not every fight is going to be a knockout.

"I prepare for tough fights. I look forward to these guys that will really test me because pressure brings out the best in me.

"It's pretty simple. I've just become a bit more dedicated and kept my life simple. When I first started, I was a bit of a wild child. I wouldn't say I took it for granted but now I really enjoy what I'm doing and want to make the most of it.

"It was a big decision to go pro but I'll never regret it. I'm happy with where I'm at and the team I've got. Now I'm five fights in, it's a great honour to be part of one of the biggest fights in British boxing history.

"I'm starting the show but hopefully one day I'll be headlining. I hope to start the night off with a bang. I've got a domestic fighter who's coming to give it a go. He'll be trying to catch me so may the best man win."

The main event in front of what is likely to be an 80,000 sell-out at Wembley sees Froch and Groves renew hostilities, and Joshua is thrilled at the prospect of a super-fight taking place in his hometown.

He added: "I really wish the best of luck to Carl Froch and George Groves and wish them the best of health because they're in for a war. I just hope they come out on the good side, shake eachother's hands and live to fight another day."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by thack on 05-28-2014

Level headed comments big man, best of luck with your career.

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