- Raphael Akpejiori wants to face Anthony Joshua in big fight
- Akpejiori explained that he is ready to face Joshua anytime
- Joshua is preparing to face Pulev in his next battle
Nigerian boxer Raphael Akpejiori has stated emphatically that his desire is to fight his fellow countryman Anthony Joshua in what will be a big duel.
The 29-year-old who was born in Lagos explained to SuperSport that he has what it takes to dethrone Anthony Joshua who has only being defeated once in his career.
Raphael Akpejiori who is now based in the United States has been unbeaten in his six fights so far winning all via knockouts.
While speaking in the interview he had, Raphael expressed positive that he id ready even if the fight between him and Anthony Joshua would come up the next day.
He added that fighting Anthony Joshua is not about him making a record, but also the business side of the game which will help his career.
“I have to get my name out there. I’m going to have to show some quality, in my boxing. I’m going to have to present myself to the public and to promoters as this is a fight that needs to happen.
''I want to fight Anthony Joshua and I am ready for him at any time.
“But if that happens, it would be a great fight for the country and for the continent. That could happen in Nigeria, that can happen in Lagos, Nigeria, that can happen in Abuja, Nigeria, that can happen in Calabar, Nigeria,''. he explained.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Bulgarian professional boxer Kubrat Pulev sounded note of warning to British and Nigerian fighter Anthony Joshua claiming that he will beat him in their next fight.
The coming big fight for Anthony Joshua against two-time European heavyweight champion Pulev will be tough.
These two boxers were initially scheduled to face each other in June this year at the Tottenham stadium, but the fight has been called off because of the deadly coronavirus.
And since the fight has been postponed, Anthony Joshua and Pulev have been training on their own so as to make sure that they are fit before the coming duel.
While talking to Sky Sports, Pulev criticized the 31-year-old for seeking London as the location for the fight and claimed the Brit was scared.
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