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Anthony Joshua Intends To Remain at The Amateur Level

By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star

ANTHONY JOSHUA insists he has not had a single offer to turn professional – and intends to stay amateur next year.

The 23-year-old, who won Olympic super-heavyweight gold at London 2012, said: “I’ve not had any offers from promoters.

“It’s clear that I’m looking to stay amateur so they have left me alone. As long as you work hard doors will open and I want to be world amateur champion.”

The Watford boxer is set to fight in the amateur World Series of Boxing and hopes to be part of the British Lionhearts who take part in the competition, with bouts over five three-minute rounds.

Joshua also plans to take part in the amateur World Championships in Kazakhstan next October.

He said: “I hope to box next year, in either the World Series of Boxing (WSB) or AIBA Pro Boxing (APB).”

Olympian Anthony Joshua was talking at the launch event for the new DEWALT XR Battery Powered Framing Nailer. For more information visit www.dewalt.co.uk

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SplitSecond on 12-15-2012

because he knows he sucks

Comment by yoz on 12-15-2012

He said before the Olympics we wanted to win the World Championships, so he's staying true to his word.

Comment by GoogleMe on 12-15-2012

The World Championships is in 2013, so don't worry.

Comment by diarraisagod on 12-15-2012

[QUOTE=D-MiZe;12816856]I think the best decision he can make is venture Stateside for 12 months. Spar with their best amateurs and professionals, not to mention it's a hub for other great amateurs/pros to gain experience from. He doesn't need to turn…

Comment by D-MiZe on 12-15-2012

[QUOTE=Medved;12816866]Bad MOVE. AM boxing is useless (see the Italian super HW who has made a career of just doing Amateur fights) [/QUOTE] Cammarelle? He works for the police and earns a nice fat pay cheque off his amateur boxing ventures.…

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