James DeGale: 'Anthony Joshua is on another level now'


Promoters believe Anthony Joshua could go on to be as popular as his hero Muhammad Ali, as they hatch plans to make him one of sport's biggest stars.

The match between Joshua and Klitschko attracted an audience of 90,000 at Wembley and a worldwide television coverage.

He's an important asset for Under Armour because he's demonstrating crossover appeal - the ability to attract new fans to the sport.

In the mid-1980s Tyson was one such man and he senses a new talent is about to ascend into the crown - Great Britain's IBF and WBA heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua. But it was still considered an important test.

'Can I ever see a time that it will be Ali, Foreman, Holmes, Joshua?

Fury is now trying to shed some extra weight in Marbella ahead of his comeback fight, revealing he will compete on the undercard of Billy Joe Saunders' bout with Avtandil Khurtsidze at the Copper Box in London on July 8.

"I like that he's patient, too, he's like Frank Bruno but on steroids (sic)".

Joshua has spent this week relaxing, but, after learning the lessons of taking a holiday straight after his previous fight in December, he is ready to get back in the gym.

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Speaking exclusively to Sky the day after the fight, Joshua showed some swelling around his left eye but said he was "good to go".

"With what Joshua can bring now everyone will want to fight him because he is bringing the money to the table".

"I don't even need a warm-up if he wants this", he said.

Right before last Saturday's epic fight, Joshua was presented with a bespoke Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic, a £150,000 (N61m) vehicle that would naturally command respect anytime it's on the road.

"I had a fantastic experience in specifying this Range Rover, and the level of design detail in the finished vehicle is stunning, from the boxing glove emblems in the door handles to the custom storage unit for my training equipment".

"When i dropped Klitschko that roar (from the crowd) lifted my arms up as well".

"I can be the best Tyson Fury again, it didn't slip away, I just couldn't be bothered no more, it was s*** and I didn't value it, but now there's £30m involved".

"It can't be any more pressure than the Olympic final in your hometown country", he said, and I think we knew what he meant, but then it was time to sit back for four hours of not very good fights before the main event of the evening.