Anthony Joshua sends message to his fans

By Boxing News - 03/31/2020 - Comments

By Tim Royner: IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua sent out a message of support to the fans who are going through a tough time with the COVID 19 pandemic affecting their lives. Joshua wants to let the fans know he’s hoping they’re OK and keeping safe.

Joshua is keeping low out of the way of large crowds like most people are. He’s got a fight relatively scheduled for June 20 against Kubrat Pulev, but that bout is expected to be postponed and moved to July. Some believe that Joshua won’t fight until September at the earliest, and even that might be too hopeful.

AJ sends message to fans

Joshua notes that there is no vaccine for the coronavirus, and he wants those are sick to recover quickly from their illness.

“Wherever you are in the world, I’m just checking in personally with everyone, and I’m hoping you’re doing well and keeping safe,” said Joshua in sending a message to his fans on his social media channel.

“To those who could never prepare for what we’re going through now, I would love to be out there now doing my most, sparring going down to the boxing gym. I’m trying to follow some guidelines and trying to do the right thing.

“This is a message from me. You’ve got my support, and I’m with you through this. To the people suffering from coronavirus, I wish you a speedy recovery because this is no joke. We’ve found no cure and no antidote for it right now. I’m wishing you a speedy recovery. For the ones that have suffered and lost loved ones due to the coronavirus, I want to say keep your head up.

“Blessings to your family. I’ve lost no one immediate to me, but I’ve lost close ones from my boxing gym, close friends, friends of friends. It gets serious when it starts coming closer to home. I want to send you my condolences, and to all the NHS workers, we appreciate you. We take you for granted, but we really appreciate you and what you’re doing being on the front line,” said Joshua.

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Joshua wants to become undisputed champion in 2021

Next year will be a crucial one for Joshua with him fighting the winner of the Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3 fight for the undisputed heavyweight championship. If Joshua wins that fight, he’ll hold all 4 of the heavyweight titles, and that’s a goal that he’s had for a long time.

Last year, Joshua was beaten by Andy Ruiz Jr. in a surprise defeat in June 2019. With the help of his team, Joshua revamped his game and came back looking like a different fighter in his rematch with Ruiz last December in Saudi. Joshua beat Ruiz by a one-sided 12 round decision to win back his IBF/WBA/WBO titles.