Fury Continues To Prod Joshua
IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua made it known before the end of 2017, that he was ready to “rock and roll” with Tyson Fury whenever the former champion wants to get in the ring with him.
Fury is preparing for a comeback after taking four belts from Wladimir Klitschko in September 2015. After the victory, Fury went through well-publicized problems with UK Anti-Doping now behind him, the 29-year-old has returned to training.
Fury still is awaiting a ruling from the British Boxing Board of Control to return his professional license, but he has spent the last week telling Joshua, in several interviews and on social media, that he will be back soon to retake the titles he was forced to give up.
Joshua has not been paying much attention as he prepares for a potential fight on March 31st against WBO champion Joseph Parker.
Joshua, who beat Klitschko at Wembley stadium in March of 2017, believes Fury would be better served by “working his way back” over the next two years, but, if Fury’ is in a hurry, so be it.
“If he wants to get straight in the ring with me in the summer, let’s rock and roll,” the London 2012 Olympic champion said.
“The ball is in his court but either way I’m ready to roll – I don’t mind what we do.”
Fury has utilized social media to answer the call, daring Joshua to fight him in his first bout in over two and a half years.
“As a sporting challenge I lay down the challenge for Anthony Joshua to fight me in my first fight back in over 2.5 years,” Fury wrote on Twitter.
“I’m the best heavyweight on the planet, come prove I’m not? The ball is in your court don’t let your fans down CHAMP. I’m that good I don’t need any warm ups I can come off the couch and beat up on Anthony Joshua don’t run your big a*** in the bush, let’s fight this summer!”