Anthony Joshua confirms he will join WWE after boxing career
ANTHONY Joshua has revealed his plans to switch to WWE when he retires from boxing.
The Sun.co.uk reports that the heavyweight world champion, 31, wants to follow in the footsteps of Muhammad Ali. Ali made his name in boxing long before he appeared at WrestleMania I in 1985. He rocked up as a referee for the main event tag-team match in New York City.
And British star AJ plans to do follow a similar route when he hangs up his gloves.
He has been asked whether he’d prefer to try UFC or WWE at a later stage in his career.
During the Alternative Sport interview, he said: “I am going to do WWE because that’s what Muhammad Ali did.”
A long list of boxing stars have switched to WWE including Floyd Mayweather and Tyson Fury.
WBC champion Fury secured a win on his wrestling debut in Saudi Arabia in 2019.
The Gypsy King – who is close to agreeing a fight with AJ – KO’d Braun Strowman with a huge punch at Crown Jewel.
Joshua, 31, has already announced his plans to retire from boxing within the next five years.
He boasts a record of 24-1 ahead of his proposed showdown with rival Fury.
Speaking last month, he told Sky Sports: “This isn’t the start of my career. I’m coming towards the end of my career.
“I’m not someone who lives in the moment and thinks that everything is just like for now.
“I’m always planning ahead so I’m coming towards the end of my career.”