Joshua plans to cement legacy in 2018

Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua believes 2018 could be the year he defines his legacy as an all-time great heavyweight.

The WBA ‘super’ and IBF titleholder has set his sights on unifying the heavyweight division by defeating WBC champion Deontay Wilder and WBO champion Joseph Parker.

A potential superfight with former champion Tyson Fury has also been discussed and Joshua feels it could be a landmark year in his career.

Joshua told Dubai Eye 103.8: “It has been four years in the making. We have been listening to what people want and they want to see who is king of the heavyweight division.

“I’m embracing everything coming my way this year.”

Former Olympic gold medallist Joshua is widely regarded as the world’s best heavyweight following his epic victory over long-time heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley in April.

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If he can become the first heavyweight to hold all four titles, Joshua believes he should rightly be discussed as being among the greatest heavyweights in history, though he accepts he is not there yet.

When asked if he would compare himself to the likes of Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson, should he unify the division, Joshua replied: “100 percent because we’ve done something credible and tangible.

“The proof is always in the pudding, and once I’ve got something I’ll talk about it. At the minute I’m a prospect, but I keep a lid on it because there’s a long way to go.”