Anthony Joshua has been casting his eye over the heavyweight division and potential challengers for his world titles.
The division has been criticised for a lack of depth in terms of potential rivals for Joshua and his seat at the top of the game. However, Joshua is confident this lack of depth will not stand in the way of him forming a strong legacy in the boxing game.
Joshua has his next fight against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in Cardiff on October 28. If successful, he can then set his sights on other rivals in the division. The most heavily linked in recent times are WBC Champion Deontay Wilder and WBO champion Joseph Parker.
After the other current title holders, another man whose stock is rapidly on the rise is unbeaten fellow Brit Daniel Dubois.
The two have met before in sparring where it was rumoured Dubois floored the world champion. The 20-year-old has been described by promoter Frank Warren as Britain's most powerful heavyweight of the last 30 years.
Antony Joshua has been discussing the career of Dubois and any potential fight between the two of them and thinks it is almost inevitable that they will meet again at some point.
"Will my path cross with Dubois? Yes, all heavyweights have an opportunity to make a big play in the division," Joshua admitted, as per Boxing News. “He’ll be a player amongst the rest and I will fight him at some stage when he moves up.”
Nevertheless, any potential fight between the pair remains some time away, while Dubois continues to get to grips with the professional ranks, and Joshua has warned his ex-sparring partner against jumping in at the deep end.
He added: “How many fights has he had? Three or four. He’s a long way off. If a fighter wants a sprint, he can go all guns blazing, but they don’t last long.
“I was watching a documentary and I saw Klitschko when he got beaten. But then where are the guys who beat Klitschko? You don’t hear of them, do you? How do you prolong your career, your legacy? You can’t rush.
“I don’t know what Dubois will do, it’s up to them whether they put him on a 100m course or a 400m track and they create a career or a legacy for him.”
The champion is looking to form a strong legacy and leave a lasting impression on the heavyweight division and has claimed that he has another 10 years of boxing in him.
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