ANTHONY JOSHUA has invited boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and former foe Wladimir Klitschko to help prepare him for his blockbuster showdown with Tyson Fury.
Anthony Joshua is in camp for his heavyweight title unification fight with Tyson Fury[/caption]
Anthony Joshua has invited Floyd Mayweather to train with him ahead of his clash with Tyson Fury[/caption]
Anthony Joshua also extended the offer to former foe Wladimir Klitschko[/caption]
Joshua, 32, officially began his training camp for The Gypsy King earlier this month.
And he’d like to get the input of The Money Man and Dr Steelhammer before the blockbuster bout.
During an appearance on Pep Talk UK, Joshua said of Mayweather: “He’s a great man.
“To have someone like that with the boxing brain – you need to be around fighters as a boxer.
“Footballers need to be around footballers, boxers need to be around boxers.
“Lions stay around lions, lions don’t hang around with sheep, do they?
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“Good boxers need to stay around better boxers in order to get better, so I’d definitely have him.
“I’d have George Foreman, Evander Holyfield, Roberto Duran, Tommy Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard. Mayweather, 100 per cent.
“And Wladimir Klitschko, he’s always welcome.
“And it’s inspiration for the kids in this gym as well because this gym is an amateur gym for the community, so yeah it’d be good to have them down here.
“Mayweather’s more than welcome.”
Anthony Joshua holds Floyd Mayweather in extremely high regard[/caption]
But AJ is still holding on to the faint hope of a Wembley clash with the WBC heavyweight champ.
During an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, he said: “I’ve signed my side of the deal.
“We’ve sent him a good offer, one I’m sure he won’t refuse.
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“He wants the fight, no doubt about it. So do I and more than me and him, the whole public want it.
“I put my crystal ball out there and I say it’s going to happen this year 100 per cent.
“I’m pretty sure it’ll be this year. End of July, early August.
“It’s just finding the right location. For me, Wembley would be ideal.”