Anthony Joshua: Sleeping in the gym made him realise boxing dreams

Anthony Joshua: Sleeping in the gym made him realise boxing dreams

- Boxer Anthony Joshua has revealed that he knew boxing was his dream the night he slept over at the gym he used to use

- Joshua, 30, tasted his defeat to America's Andy Ruiz in June 2019 but reclaimed his belt six months later

- The Briton is expected to fight mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev sometime this year

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Two-time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says he knew boxing was his calling the night he slept over in the gym.

Years later and the British boxer of Nigerian descent has now become a force to be reckoned with, having won all but one belt in his category.

He suffered his first-ever defeat in June 2019 after losing in the seventh round to American opponent Andy Ruiz in the United States.

He, however, bounced back to victory six months later in Saudi Arabia when he triumphed over the same fighter in a re-match.

Joshua said on Twitter:

"One night I slept at the boxing gym. I realised this is where my dreams begin #StayHungry."

After his victory over Ruiz last December, the 30-year-old is expected to face a mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev this summer but the outbreak of coronavirus has affected that.

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On the other hand, fans are saying his fight against Pulev can wait as they are looking forward to a unification bout between him (Joshua) and Tyson Fury.

It would be recalled the Briton was crowned the WBC champion in February this year after demolishing former holder Deontay Wilder in the seventh round.

The defeat got so bad for the Bronze Bomber that he landed in the hospital after the fight with his ears bleeding.

However, it is yet to be seen who Joshua will be fighting first once the coast is cleared of the coronavirus pandemic that's ravaging the world at the moment.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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