Anthony Joshua Is Future Of Boxing –Hagler

By Ikenga Chronicles February 28, 2018

Anthony Joshua Is Future Of Boxing –Hagler

Legendary American pugilist ‘Marvellous’ Marvin Hagler on Tuesday, described Nigerian-born British heavyweight world champion, Anthony Joshua as the future of boxing.

Hagler, the undisputed world middleweight champion from 1980-87 with 12 successful defences, added that riches and fame that go with being heavyweight champion also await the 28 year- old superstar.

Recall that Joshua won Olympic gold in London in 2012 before turning professional.

He is expected to be in the ring for New Zealander, Joseph Parker’s World Boxing Organisation title to add to his World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and International Boxing Organisation belts he already holds. The fight will be in Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on March 31.

“I think Anthony’s got a great shot, a great future, as long as they don’t rush him too fast, you know, that’s the only problem,” Hagler said at the Laureus Awards in Monaco.

Hagler is still surprised by Joshua’s talent especially after defeating Ukrainian icon Wladimir Klitschko in a thrilling bout for the WBA title in April 2017 at Wembley.

“Right now I think that he (Anthony Joshua) is the new superstar in the boxing world,” said 63 year-old Hagler.

“And he has great opportunities, also there is a lot of money out there to be made!

“Anthony, I met him last year and what a great kid he was. And the fight there with Klitschko, I hated to see anybody lose this fight because I like Klitschko, but Anthony’s the future.”