Anthony Joshua: 'I believe that I will go down as this generation's great'

Anthony Joshua: 'I believe that I will go down as this generation's great'

- Anthony Joshua believes he is the greatest heavyweight in his generation

- The two-time world champion claims he is better than Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder

- AJ is set to fight mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev for his ABO, WBA and IBF belts

Anthony Joshua has claimed he is the greatest heavyweight boxer in his generation ahead of rivals Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder.

The 30-year-old WBA, WBO and IBF champion authoritatively staked his claim that he would be the best in the division for years to come.

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"You know, everyone wants to write me off. But I believe that I will go down as, you know, this generation's great.

"And that's what I'm destined to do, so what I went through then... that's what I went through. I got beaten up and I've gotta deal with it. You have to take it on the chin.

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"That's life. You know what I mean? You've gotta keep on moving forward, even when the whole world's against you," he told iFL TV.

AJ became a two-time world heavyweight champion after defeating Andy Ruiz Jr, in their rematch in Saudi Arabia last December.

The Nigerian-born British fighter recalled the experience with his American opponent in June where he suffered his first career loss.

"I got beat. I was shook. Everything that you saw in that fight was what I was going through," he explained.

"It's tough. It's a hard game. I got beaten to a pulp and I had to kind of pull myself back together. And that's just how it went. And now they're gonna see the rebirth of me because, you know, everyone writes me off in this boxing division," he added.

AJ was scheduled to fight Bulgarian mandatory heavyweight Kubrat Pulev in June but the fight has been postponed indefinitely due to the global pandemic.

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But the fight slated for the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is expected to hold this year before his much-anticipated fight with fellow Brit Fury.

On the other hand, Tyson and Wilder are bent on competing for the third time after the Manchester-born fighter convincing defeated the American to win the WBC title.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that former UFC star Sam Stout and wife Jessie are in mourning following the death of their one-month-old daughter, Sydney.

Stout, who enjoyed a glittering in the UFC before retiring in 2015 took to Instagram to announce the tragic news to his fans.

Whereas the 36-year-old did not reveal the cause of death, he pointed out they had tried 'to save the life' of his daughter.

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