Anthony Joshua jokes he’s an ‘old man’ coming to the end of boxing career as he vows to ‘make these last years count’

ANTHONY JOSHUA has joked he is an “old man” and that his days of boxing could soon be behind him.

Joshua, 33, is preparing for his next fight after being handed back-to-back defeats by Ukrainian champion Oleksandr Usyk.

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A number of big fights are in the works for the two-time champion, but he has admitted he is not getting any younger and will soon hang up his gloves.

He told GiveMeSport: “I’m baffled, I’m an old man, where’s the time gone?

“So I always look at it like I’m not at the start of my career and I’m not in the middle, I’m at the end.

“So that’s how quick time has gone, I’ve gotta really make sure now I put in the most work I’ve ever done and make these last years count.”

AJ revealed he was confident about a number of fights going into 2023, including a potential showdown against Deontay Wilder or a rematch bout against Dillian Whyte.

Meanwhile, Tyson Fury ruled out a fight against Joshua following the breakdown of talks ahead of their last proposed fight.

However, he admitted his biggest achievement was yet to come.

The Brit added: “My greatest achievement hasn’t been reached yet.

“It will be when I make it out the other side of the fight game. I personally always thought I would probably cry when boxing is done, because I put a lot into it inside and outside of the ring.

“Like you put a lot into your work, you wake up, you sacrifice, you’re tired sometimes; all that type of stuff, we all go through it.

“Sometimes you have your bad days but I’ve always tried to be strong, well I am strong.

“I always felt like why I would be emotional after is because I would have reached the ultimate high because I made it through a very dark, tough industry.

“I think now it would be making it through healthy and being able to enjoy commercial stuff without pressures of having to train after, enjoying going back to your family, just chilling.

“So that will be my major achievement, I’m looking forward to that.”