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Anthony Joshua: The Knee is Good, I Am in Full Training

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.

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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.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by BodyBagz on 08-01-2020

AJ doesn't really need knees for Pulev.

Comment by Tyistall on 08-01-2020

[QUOTE=Silver Spear;20683171]You are going nowhere with your steroid argument. I do not care if an athlete uses steroids. They get paid to perform so why not do everything they can to get an advantage. Fury is the only heavyweight to…

Comment by Silver Spear on 07-31-2020

[QUOTE=Tyistall;20682147]Sure, just pass right over Fury being on steroids hahhaha. Idiot. Also he has never even DEFENDED a belt, not once so AJ has him beat on that, plus he has unified. And how do you beat someone easily, when…

Comment by Silver Spear on 07-31-2020

[QUOTE=LoadedWraps;20681401]And I'm telling you to not just accept that reality because you are in control of more than you may want to admit. My point still stands lol. And I disagree about Pac, having also seen him in person. He…

Comment by Tyistall on 07-31-2020

[QUOTE=Silver Spear;20681204]Yes looked bad against an old 40 year old fighter. He was knocked down and was very gassed out. If Klitscko had been even 2 years younger he would have beaten him. The fight against Fury may have been…

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