Boxing legend George Foreman praises current heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua

Boxing legend George Foreman seems to be a massive fan of Anthony Joshua, and holds the 27-year-old in the highest regards.

The 68-year-old has stated that he would love to see Joshua unify his IBF, IBO, and WBA titles with Deontay Wilder's WBC crown in what he believes could be the "one of the biggest fights" in the history of the sport.

Foreman spoke in length about Joshua's iconic victory over Wladimir Klitschko when the British boxer stopped the Ukrainian legend in the 11th round.

"Ah, boy, what a heavyweight fight Anthony Joshua and [Wladimir] Klitschko put on," said Foreman.

"Oh, boy. Exciting night for boxing. It was something exciting. Had me on the edge of the seat. Once again, it's a good fight for heavyweights. And there's a guy in the United States, they call him Wilder.

"Wilder is good, and once these two guys fight and meet in the middle of the ring, the world will come knocking again as they did for Conor McGregor [when he fought Floyd Mayweather]."

When asked if boxing could return to its golden age, Foreman responded: "I think so, this Anthony Joshua is something from the past. He's good for the present. And he's going to be spectacular for the future. Joshua, oh, yes, he's a fighter. He's a good one.

"The most memorable fight he's ever been in as far as I'm concerned," Foreman further said regarding the Klitschko fight.

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"He laid it down on the line. He had to fight, he did fight. I'm proud of that for boxing. But that Anthony Joshua was something from the past. He was something from the past. You don't find that kind of fighter anymore."

Joshua's next fight is against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev, where the Brit will put on a mandatory defense of his belt.

Wilder, on the other hand, is being lined up for a world title defense against the unbeaten Cuban Luis Ortiz.