Anthonu Joshua and Lennox Lewis
Even though, British-Nigerian boxing champ, Anthony Joshua still has a way to go before he is mentioned in the same breath as Lennox Lewis – he showed that he is well on the way after breaking Lewis’ heavyweight record.
According to Daily Star UK, boxing writer Steve Bunce explained AJ’s remarkable achievement, which was largely lost amid the noise of his victory over Carlos Takam at the Principality Stadium last month.
“Anthony Joshua just set a record for a British heavyweight world champion,” Bunce explained.
“When he beat Carlos Takam, he became the first guy to make four defences of his world heavyweight title because Lennox Lewis lost in his fourth attempt.
“When Lennox Lewis first held the title, he lost in his fourth defence to Oliver McCall so Anthony Joshua holds the record.
“He’s an exceptional fighter.
“Anthony Joshua is unbelievable. 25 years ago, if you had told me, you’d have looked into a crystal ball and painted for me Anthony Joshua – not a chance.”
The 27-year-old now has his sights set on blockbuster unification showdowns against WBO champion Joseph Parker and WBC champ Deontay Wilder, making clear his ambitions to become the undisputed heavyweight king.
Negotiations with Team Parker over a spring shootout are thought to be advanced, with promoter Eddie Hearn claiming an agreement could well be in place within the next two weeks.