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Anthony Joshua Wants To Fight For Another 10 Years, Says Hearn

By Edward Chaykovsky

Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport has revealed that IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) wants to continue fighting for another ten years.

Next Saturday night, April 29th, before a record crowd of 90,000 at Wembley, Joshua will face the former division ruler - Wladimir Klitschko. The vacant WBA, IBO heavyweight titles will also be at stake. 

Klitschko, 41 years old, ruled the entire division for over ten years - until he suffered a big upset decision loss to Tyson Fury in November of 2015. JKlitschko has been inactive since that defeat and experts are unsure of what the veteran has left in the tank.

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If Joshua wins next week, there are a lot of major fights in the future - including unifications against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and WBO champion Joseph Parker. 

"Everything is just on the line on April 29," Hearn told Sky Sports. "AJ talks about having 10 years left in boxing, so part of me doesn't want to rush, but we're rushing into the Klitschko fight. Why not keep going?

"Deontay Wilder will be ringside - that's a natural fight. Joseph Parker is another fight as well. It's all about winning, but he certainly wants to be in the biggest fights possible over the next 10 years."

Hearn refused to confirm whether or not there is a rematch clause in place, but he does admit a second fight was possible if the action lives up to the hype.

"Nothing is guaranteed in boxing," Hearn said. "If there is no value in the rematch, then you won't see it again. If it's a great fight, certainly we can't rule out doing it again."

The fight will be showcased on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK. And then both HBO and Showtime will carry the fight in the United States. HBO will have the delayed broadcast and Showtime will have the live showing of the event.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Tobi.G on 04-22-2017

A heavyweight fighter like Joshua who is dedicated and trains like a real professional can easily fight at the highest Level until hes 38. At the other Hand, his Training-Routine is verry intense, especially for a big man and that…

Comment by joe strong on 04-21-2017

There seems to be a lot more chat about what's next & what's in the future before he has even stepped in the ring against Klitschko. This is the first time in my life I will be cheering for Klitschko.…

Comment by The Time on 04-21-2017

I don't know about 10 years. I think maybe anywhere between 33 years old to 36 years old. But we'll see. Klitschko was able to last so long for 2 reasons. 1, was because during his era and both of…

Comment by NahMean on 04-21-2017

He's only 27.. Heavyweights are in thier prime at 30 to 35. He stays fit all year so and is never out of shape like Mayweather, he has alot of dedication so he will be around for a while.

Comment by juggernaut666 on 04-21-2017

He hasnt even reached his peak yet , a good easy 5 more years is guaranteed . By then he is skilled enough and wouldn't have to go crazy in training and back pedal a bit and thats bc he…

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