Nigerian-born British world heavyweight boxing champion, Anthony Joshua, believes he can rule the division for a decade.
Joshua who is the World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Organization (IBO) champion will defend his world titles against Cameroon-born French boxer Carlos Takam in Cardiff on Saturday night.
The unbeaten 28-year-old will face Takam in front of 78,000 fans at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.
Speaking ahead of his title defence, Joshua believes he can enjoy a lengthy reign at the top, if he maintains his dedicated approach to the sport.
“I can’t be perfect. I am who I am,” Joshua told Sky Sports News during Friday’s press conference ahead of his fight with Takam.
“I have managed to become heavyweight champion of the world and who I am, I can present myself as the person I am today, with a project and vision of improving myself for the future.
“Providing I stay disciplined in my sport, you’ll hear of me for the next 10 years, and I’ll definitely progress as a person, and that’s what it’s about.
“This isn’t who I am today. I may make a mistake, but I’ll correct it in the future, and that’s what being a champion is about. If life was perfect and simple, people wouldn’t be able to relate to me.”
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