World heavyweight title contender Joe Joyce has described the career of Anthony Joshua as “lucky”.
The unbeaten 36-year-old is in Las Vegas preparing for his next fight, rumoured to be Joseph Parker, but Joshua has been the name on his lips especially during a recent social media spat with ‘AJ’.
Joshua will look to become a three-time heavyweight champion when he takes on Oleksandr Usyk this summer in a rematch from their September 2021 which the Brit lost.
“Once the fight takes place, then I want to fight the winner,” Joyce told the Daily Mail.
“I think AJ would be a bigger fight – especially if he wins. If Usyk wins that is definitely a massive fight as well. Maybe I’ll fight both of them! I’m not retiring anytime soon.”
Normally a placid and laid-back character Joyce uncharacteristically became involved in a war of words with Joshua last month and told the Olympic Gold medallist, ‘You were given everything’.
“I think he’s been very lucky with his career,” Joyce said.
“Everything has gone well for him but at a price. He’s had that steep rise but then a steep fall when he fought Ruiz. People saw the gaps in him and have seen he’s not an indestructible specimen”
“He’s had endorsements, everything. That’s his own work. He’s fit the right package and presents a very corporate image. It’s a benefit to him and he’s capitalized on it. At the same time, he’s put on this persona which may not be true to himself.
“I’ll be going for the win – for the knockout. Hopefully that fight get made and we don’t get all the bulls**t around it. Let’s get it on.”