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May 25 2017, 08:47 | Van Peters
Abuja - Senior Special Assistant to the President on Foreign Affairs and Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has congratulated Nigerian-born boxer, Anthony Oluwafemi-Joshua, for defeating Wladimir Klitschko in Saturday's World Heavyweight Boxing fight. Joshua says: "I want to start planning how I'm going to improve, because I know my next fight people are going to be watching, you know? We all saw (his career) had a life and death situation against Klitschko, but Klitschko couldn't land a glove on me", Fury said. "So I get back to the gym and I work out where my weaknesses are and just improve on them".
"I'll take my time over deciding what happens next", said Klitschko, whose record now stands at 64-5.
Joshua, who extended his unbeaten run to 19 fights, could face Klitschko in a rematch or challenge either Deontay Wilder (WBC champion) or Joseph Parker (WBO champion) for his next match.
"I believe Wladimir is keen to do the rematch". And I think even guys without a belt would be good. This occurred soon after it emerged that Fury had tested positive for cocaine, resulting in the suspension of his boxing licence by the British Boxing Board of Control.
"When i dropped Klitschko that roar (from the crowd) lifted my arms up as well".
Part of Joshua's appeal has been his humility, and the fact that he doesn't really engage in any trash talking to hype up a fight. Fury also defeated Klitschko in 2015 but has not stepped inside the ring since then.
The veteran Ukrainian warrior came agonisingly close to becoming only the second fighter after George Foreman to win a recognised version of the world title as a forty-something before being stopped by Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium.
Fury, 28, is unbeaten as a professional, with 18 knockouts in 25 fights, but surrendered his world heavyweight titles in an effort to focus on his mental health problems and is now without a boxing licence and out of condition. "Moving into the last six I thought "alright, let me get my energy back".