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Anthony Joshua wants to be known for not ducking fights

Anthony Joshua wants his legacy to be strong in terms of the fights he makes.

British boxer Anthony Joshua wins back his world heavyweight titles in Saudi Arabia Photo by Valery Sharifulin\TASS via Getty Images

Anthony Joshua is a two-time heavyweight titleholder, and currently has the WBA, IBF, and WBO belts in his possession. With that comes a lot of sanctioning body responsibility, but AJ says he wants to go down known for not ducking challenges, and that he’s willing to fight anyone out there.

“I will be a well-respected heavyweight in this division, knowing that I never ducked a challenge,” he said. “Usyk, Dillian Whyte, Fury, Wilder — they’re all on my hit list, for sure.”

Joshua (23-1, 21 KO) has an IBF mandatory due with Kubrat Pulev. That fight was scheduled for June 20, but has been postponed. He then will potentially have a WBO mandatory due in Oleksandr Usyk, provided Usyk doesn’t lose before it can happen. Usyk is tentatively slated to face Derek Chisora at some point.

Joshua says he’s still interested in a Dillian Whyte matchup and in finally facing Deontay Wilder if either come up, but his main interest right now is an undisputed title fight with Tyson Fury. It’s almost certainly not going to happen any time soon, but it’s being talked about a lot, anyway.

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