Former five division world champion and Hall of Famer Sugar Ray Leonard believes Anthony Joshua must go global by fighting in the United States.
Joshua, who holds the WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO heavyweight titles, has exclusively fought in the UK – where he brings in massive crowds, like 90,000 to his April 2017 TKO win over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium in London.
Joshua returns to Wembley on April 13th against an opponent to be announced.
Joshua is only fighting twice a year – and based on the options for his second fight of 2019, like Oleksandr Usyk and Kubrat Pulev, it’s not likely that either fight will take place in the United States.
Leonard was very impressed with the atmosphere for Joshua’s unification victory over Joseph Parker back in March at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, and he wants his fellow Olympic gold medal winner to recreate that type of setting in America.