Over the past few decades, society has fallen in love with the brutality and class of boxing.
Whether it is from the heroics of Muhammad Ali, a young Mike Tyson proving controversial in the ring, or even our own Anthony Joshua of today.
History is something that is fondly looked back at in the sport of boxing, with thousands of tales to tell from every generation. Money, fame and popularity has changed, but the fundamentals of the sport remain the same.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Anthony Joshua reflects upon the past of boxing and leaves fans with surprised answered question.
“Looking back over the rich history of heavyweight boxing, if you could fight anyone from any era, who would it be and why?,” asked a representative from the Daily Mail.
With many heroic boxers that have gone down in the history books, Joshua made clear of who he would choose.
“Klitschko. That was a sick fight.”
The bout that caught the eyes of millions took place on April 29 earlier this year, ending with a knockout from AJ. The UK champion proved to the fans once again why he’s an absolute machine in his chosen field.
The victory was sweet for the once Olympic gold medalist, as he sat on the throne of heavyweight boxing.
After the bout, however, Klitschko decided to hang up his gloves for the final time, as he felt his time had came to an end in the ring. A much loved boxer that fans were sad to see leave.
Despite stepping out of the ring, his legacy still remains and left fans of both himself and Joshua with memories to look back on.
Although Joshua reveals that he would chose Klitschko if he were to fight in any era, a rematch is not on the cards. It is in the best interests of both promoter Eddie Hearn and the fans of the sport to see it happen, however.
Was this a subtle hint from Joshua to say he would welcome a rematch? Who knows.
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