Sport AJ: I want a legacy like Federer's

08:36  29 november  2017
08:36  29 november  2017 Source:   Sky Sports

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Anthony Joshua would like to become "the Roger Federer of boxing", and says he understands the importance of being a sporting role model. I never had a minute to reflect. "But now I want to stamp my mark and my legacy , and be among the likes of Federer .

"If I wanted to see the difference, I wanted to be the difference. "As much as I 'm a role model to all the young girls out there who want to play football, and all the football fans, the most important role model I am now is to my children. Trending. 1. AJ : I want a legacy like Federer ' s . 2.

  AJ: I want a legacy like Federer's © Getty Anthony Joshua would like to become "the Roger Federer of boxing", and says he understands the importance of being a sporting role model. 

The 28-year-old, who holds the WBA, IBF and IBO world titles, added that he would welcome an opportunity to fight Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder and Joseph Parker at some stage during his career, and become the undisputed heavyweight champion.

Regarding his position in world boxing, Joshua told Sky Sports News: "I do understand now, I have to play the game, if I want to create a legacy.

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AJ : I want a legacy like Federer ' s . 2. Groves: Eubank Jr 'Insta-famous'.

"He is rated 145 so he wants to go in a handicap first before there any thoughts of the Champion Hurdle. AJ : I want a legacy like Federer ' s . 4. Browne demands Joshua option.

"I've never played a role. But look at the likes of Muhammad Ali, who became a sporting icon.

"Before I was happy to just be a part of boxing, and felt wherever I get to, it was always better than where I started. I never had a minute to reflect.

"But now I want to stamp my mark and my legacy, and be among the likes of Federer.

Roger Federer holding a tennis racket © Getty "If I want to be considered like these guys, I have to carry myself the right way.

"I want to be like the Ronaldos, Messis, Federers who compete with Nadal, Murray. That's where I want to take boxing.

"There's a lot of clowns in my industry, jealousy and negativity. I swerve them."

Joshua, who collected an Olympic gold medal in 2012, said of Fury: "It is a fight I would like to see but the ball's in his court - he has to get fit.

"When he's ready, we'll open the doors, and if he walks through, we'll welcome him."

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" I would like to thank the fans for their support. They welcomed me with open arms and even now when I walk around the town they stop me for a chat. AJ : I want a legacy like Federer ' s . 2. Groves: Eubank Jr 'Insta-famous'.

"If someone comes to me and says 'next year you should win six times and one or two majors', I know what I want to do and I know where my expectations are and I know what I need to improve on. AJ : I want a legacy like Federer ' s . 3.

Joseph Parker wearing a suit and tie © Getty As for Parker, the unbeaten New Zealander, Joshua revealed that both camps have already spoken about a potential bout in 2017 but said there is still a way to go before a fight can be agreed.

"The situation with Parker, we have presented an offer to them, and we'll patiently wait," said Joshua.

"Nothing's been agreed and it's the same situation with Tyson Fury.

a man smiling for the camera © Getty "I want to be the undisputed champion of the world, and to do that I must fight Wilder and Parker.

"With Wilder - who said I'm running scared - the same situation, and we've been talking with his team.

"We staged a fight with one of the all-time greats, Wladimir Klitschko, and staged a fantastic fight at Wembley, where we put our egos and demands to one side.

"But I just don't know where Parker and Wilder's mindsets are and what they want. I just think they have poor PR management."

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