Anthony Joshua, British boxing heavyweight champion, has orated his want to join World Wrestling Entertainment when his career in an alternate ring has come to an end.
Professional wrestling has seen the introduction of several boxers over the last few decades, including Tyson Fury who fought Braun Strowman at WWE Crown Jewel 2019, Floyd Mayweather who took Big Show to the limit at WrestleMania 24 and Mike Tyson who served as Special Enforcer for the WWF Championship Match at WrestleMania XIV.
However, Joshua seemed to have taken inspiration from a completely different boxer in Muhammed Ali, who was appointed Special Guest Referee at WrestleMania 1 and also battled Japanese legend Antonio Inoki on June 26, 1976.
Now, Brit Anthony Joshua wants a piece of the action as he orated when he joined the cast of the Alternative Sports podcast to discuss whether he would prefer WWE of UFC when he hangs up the gloves:
“That’s a great question. I’m gonna do WWE because that’s what Muhammad Ali done, so I’m gonna do WWE.”
A two-time World Unified Heavyweight Champion, the Brit has reigned as WBA Heavyweight Super Champion, IBF Heavyweight Champion, WBO Heavyweight Champion and IBO Heavyweight Champion.
Once the COVID-19 pandemic is under control, Joshua expects to battle the aforementioned Tyson Fury in the Middle East in a clash which is speculated to be worth £200 million. Should details be finalised and both men signed to the fight, then it will be the biggest boxing match in British history akin to Muhammed Ali vs. Joe Frazier.
Credit for the interview: Alternative Sports Podcast
h/t for the transcription: Wrestling Inc.