According to Sky Sports’ Head of Boxing, Adam Smith, former world champion Anthony Joshua will continue to fight for another five to ten years – even if he loses his next fight.
Joshua, 30 years-old, will attempt to get revenge on December 7th in Saudi Arabia, with the British star looking to recapture the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO heavyweight titles from Andy Ruiz.
Back on June 1 in Madison Square Garden in New York City, Ruiz dropped Joshua four times to secure a seventh round stoppage. Joshua suffered his first career defeat. The result was widely viewed as one of the biggest upset in the history of the division.
Some believe the boxer will explore the idea of retirement – if he loses again in the rematch.
But Smith disagrees, after speaking directly with Joshua himself.
“He told me on the global tour that even if he loses, he’s going to fight another five [to] ten years,” Smith told iFL TV. “There’s no talk of retirement or anything. He really wants to fight for a long, long time.
“There’s a lot of people who say if he loses again and loses twice in a row, maybe he’ll think again. He’ll have made a huge amount of money and there will be other things he’ll want to do. I don’t know.
“Ultimately, he’s got to fight to win. If he wins this, then he’s right back up there and you can talk about the Wilder’s and the Fury’s. He regains his titles as Lennox Lewis did, he exacts revenge and back he comes. I think we have to wait and see what happens in Saudi.”