Former world heavyweight WBO, WBA, and IBF champion, Anthony Joshua, has said that he may end his boxing career as he’s set to face Oleksandr Usyk in a rematch.
The Joshua/Usyk 2 is billed to take place in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia tomorrow night.
Joshua is hoping to regain the WBO, WBA, and IBF heavyweight titles he lost to Usyk in London last September, but he remains an underdog in the eyes of many.
Some people believe this could be Joshua’s last fight. Most notably, former WBO cruiserweight world champion Johnny Nelson had a strong opinion on the matter.
He told Sky: “If Usyk beats him, I reckon he’ll walk away.”
“With this fight here, it’s so important for his career, because he knows this might be the last big fight he’s in.
“It’s not in his DNA just to stand back and be a gatekeeper for anybody.”
Meanwhile, Joshua in his reaction said: “If the game doesn’t want me no more I’ll retire. I don’t have to do this,” he told talkSPORT.
Joshua stated that he is not disheartened by his defeat to Usyk last year.
“I do it because it’s all I know. This is my 12th consecutive world title fight. I’ve been in world title fights back-to-back 12 times and it happens [being underdog],” he added.