Joshua stated that he has a maximum of 5 years to retire from the sport and agreed that he is coming towards the end of his career.
He made his professional debut in 2013 and has become the world heavyweight champion regaining the WBA, IBF and WBO titles twice against Andy Ruiz Jr and Kubrat Pulev.
British professional boxer of Nigerian descent, 31-year-old, could be approaching his retirement but he’ll still need to prove his worth in the ring as negotiation is ongoing about the fight between him and Tyson Fury.
Joshua’s statement with Sky Sports News: “This isn’t the start of my career. I’m coming towards the end of my career,”
“I’m not someone who lives in the moment and thinks that everything is just like for now. I’m always planning ahead so I’m coming towards the end of my career.
“Five years left and that’s basically an Olympic cycle. I’ve got an Olympic cycle and a little bit more left, so when you see the next Olympics happen is when I’ll be coming to the end of my career and the next generation will be coming through.”
He talked about his fellow British boxer, Tyson Fury, that he should be thinking of retirement too.
Joshua said: “Fury has been professional much longer than me. He should be looking to retire soon,”
“If he wants to cement his legacy, I’m here and ready. I’ve built myself into this position.”
Fury, 32-year-old, last year told Sky Sports that he wished to stay for long like Wladimir Klitschko.
He said: “Klitschko did it until he was 40,”
Remember that Fury ended Klitschko’s reign in 2015.