Anthony Joshua planning decade of success


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British heavyweight star Anthony Joshua says he is planning to rule the division for a decade as he prepares to take on Carlos Takam in Cardiff.

The 28-year-old will make the fourth defence of his IBF title, while he will also put his WBA ‘Super’ belt on the line for the first time.

Joshua won the belt in his last bout against Wladimir Klitschkho in April and he is expected to dominate Takam in front of 78,000 fans at the Principality Stadium.

The Watford-born boxer has won every one of his fights by knockout and he is adamant he can continue to rule the division.

The 2012 Olympic Gold Medallist insists he is still learning the game but is confident of enjoying many more years of success. He told Sky Sports: “I can’t be perfect.

I am who I am. I have managed to become heavyweight champion of the world and who I am, I can present myself as the person I am today, with a project and vision of improving myself for the future.

“Providing I stay disciplined in my sport, you’ll hear of me for the next 10 years, and I’ll definitely progress as a person, and that’s what it’s about.

“This isn’t who I am today. I may make a mistake, but I’ll correct it in the future, and that’s what being a champion is about.

If life was perfect and simple, people wouldn’t be able to relate to me.”

Joshua is the overwhelming favourite to win this weekend and he is priced at odds of 5.50 to win in the third round.

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