Anthony Joshua says he wants to be the undisputed world champion again.
The 32 year old Nigeria-born feels he deserves the chance to “simplify matters” in his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk before further judgments are made on his ability.
Joshua was outclassed and outboxed by Usyk during their Wembley showdown in September, winning the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles in the process.
Now, the British-Nigerian feels he deserves an opportunity to redeem himself later this year.
“There was always this stigma saying that I can’t box – that I was a big, stiff bodybuilder.
“I said: ‘Okay, cool’. Usyk won nine rounds, I won three. In the next fight, if I win four more rounds then I will win. Let me simplify that matter.
“Then I’ll get onto the road to being the undisputed champion again,” the 32 year old said in an interview with Skysports News.