International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has set his sights on capturing all the world titles, saying he is not satisfied with his career right now as he has won only one of the four available titles in the division. Joshua won his first world title on 9 April needing only two rounds to knock out former champion Charles Martin.
"I'm pretty satisfied with how far I've come — but I'm nowhere near where I want to be. Everything that's happened since turning pro has been designed to end with me as the unified heavyweight champion of the world", he said as quoted by SkySports.
However, the 26-year-old has been criticised by fans and experts for taking the easy route to achieving greatness by not fighting tough opponents. In his short pro career he has fought only one good opponent - Dillian Whyte - who was fighting with an injured shoulder during their clash.
"I don't feel that I've scratched the surface of what I can achieve and that's why when I beat Charles Martin I didn't celebrate wildly because I've only had one world title fight, one world title win and one world title belt. I want all the belts and I know that there is a lot of work to be done to get there, but I've got a great team behind me and I think I'll get there."
Joshua, who won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games, admitted that winning at the summer games gave his career a boost and that was one of the major turning points of his career.
"The Olympics were unreal and I'm close to the guys that are going to Rio. They will never forget the experience. London 2012 laid the foundations of what I achieved in my pro career. All the support I received winning the gold medal has grown and grown since I made my debut at the O2 in 2013, and now we're selling out theO2, time and time again and the fights are getting bigger and bigger."
Joshua will next be seen in action when he defends his title against Dominic Breazeale on 25 June at the O2 arena in London.