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Anthony Joshua: 'Turning professional is the right decision'

Joshua: 'Turning professional is the right decision'
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Olympic gold medallist Anthony Joshua says that he has made the right decision in turning professional.

Anthony Joshua has said that he has made the correct decision in turning professional.

The 23-year-old, who won a gold medal during the 2012 Olympic Games in London, has signed a three-year deal with Eddie Hearn's Matchroom organisation.

"I just want to get the ball rolling," he told The Telegraph. "I realised the improvements I was making so after the Games I thought I could go on to Rio and capture a second gold medal - I looked at that option and I looked at the professional option.

"I'm glad that I fulfilled my dreams at the Games, after that I met with Eddie and talked to a lot of people. I listened and listened and I'm here now after about 10 months and I feel in my heart and in my mind that this is what I want to do."

Joshua will make his professional debut in a six-round fight at the O2 Arena on October 5.

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