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Anthony Joshua says he could retire in five years

Joshua tells the world he may just be around the sport for another few years.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

At age 27, and having recently captured his first world title, Anthony Joshua may already be targeting an exit from the sport. The IBF heavyweight champion says he aims to make his money and fulfill his aspirations in the next few years, and then call it quits.

Joshua maintains that he didn’t get into boxing for the money nor the glory, but that he was simply on a self-development path, to get in shape, when he first made his way into a boxing gym.

"I can finish in five years provided everything goes to plan. One hundred percent I could walk away from boxing now, it's all about being happy, and I'm happy. As long I'm happy that is all that matters. I don't do it for the money, I don't do it for the glory nights."

Joshua is slated to take on Eric Molina this weekend, which by all accounts should prove to be a fairly routine win, and then is slated to take on a big fight against Wladimir Klitschko in April.

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