George Foreman makes prediction about Anthony Joshua's career

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The praise for Anthony Joshua continues as Hall of Famer and two-time former champion of the world George Foreman is the latest to gives his views on the 27-year-old.

Foreman, who holds a record of 76 wins and five losses, has said that Joshua is 'without doubt the best British heavyweight' at the moment.

Foreman fought between 1969 and 1977. He then shocked the boxing world by coming out of retirement in 1987 and finally hanging up his gloves a decade later.

Joshua is scheduled to fight in December and is currently in training for his IBF world title defence.

Much to the disappointment of the boxing community, the anticipated showdown between veteran Wladimir Klitschko and Joshua won't be happening this year.

The dethroned Ukranian has picked up an injury which has ruled him out of the potential fight. However, talks are reportedly ongoing, with Eddie Hearn confident of the fight happening around spring 2017.

Foreman on Anthony Joshua

On the potential fight, Foreman was quoted by The Sun as saying: "Anthony Joshua has all the tools to become one of the greatest heavyweights of all time, but complacency and over-confidence could make Klitschko easily win. Joshua has got the right jab, the right combination and he’s an athlete. I like that look."

An opponent for Joshua is set to be announced by the end of this week for his fight at the Manchester Arena.

The Brot picked up an Olympic gold medal (as did Foreman in 1968) in 2012 and since turning professional is unbeaten in 17 fights with all of them ending in knockout. 

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