WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has made it known that he doesn't have any further issues with his knee and feels physically in order to move forward with a mandatory defense against Kubrat Pulev.
The fight with Pulev was scheduled for last month, but postponed due to the coronaviris pandemic.
A few weeks ago, Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn revealed that his fighter had 'tweaked' his knee, but no surgery would be required.
Joshua is currently in full training and is already making plans to secure sparring partners.
"The knee is as good as it can be," Joshua told Sky Sports. "I am in full training. I didn't stop training even when I had the knee.
"I'm sure many of my social media followers saw me on the heavy bag sitting down. I'm standing up now. I'm on two feet and I'm sure we can start sparring, so I'll be looking for some sparring partners in about a week or two to start training camp."
The IBF, due to the coronavirus pandemic, is not applying pressure on Joshua to fulfill his mandatory obligation.
While the fight with Pulev is being targeted for the end of the year, there is no final determination on when or where the contest could take place.
"Given the current circumstances we are being flexible. It is difficult to put a firm date on mandatory obligations at the moment. Everyone is working hard to get things going with boxing again and hopefully everything will be on track soon," an IBF representative said in a statement.
Joshua was last seen in the ring back in December in Saudi Arabia, where he outboxed Andy Ruiz over twelve rounds to reclaim the world titles.