Anthony Joshua isn’t concerned with Tyson Fury’s pre-fight antics.
Joshua and Fury are expected to collide sometime this summer. This bout would determine the undisputed heavyweight champion of boxing. Joshua is the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Champion. Fury holds the WBC and The Ring gold.
Fury is known for some pre-fight shenanigans. Oftentimes, “The Gypsy King” will have some fun during press conferences, interviews, and on social media at the expense of his opponents.
During a recent edition of the Road To Undisputed series, Joshua said that Fury’s words won’t linger in his mind ahead of fight night (via BoxingScene.com).
“He (Fury) can bring whatever he wants, it don’t matter to me. The press conference antics, the fight antics, the hands behind the back, I love that stuff that’s all part of it you know that’s his job, but my job is to close the show.”
Joshua went on to say that he and Fury are on different paths.
“He’s a warm-up act [with his antics], he’s there to do all that stuff but ultimately my job is to close the show and that’s all that matters. For him, he said that after he fights me, maybe he fights Chisora, then he’s ready to go off into the sunset. For me, I’ve still got so much more I want to do in this boxing game, the road to undisputed is part of the journey it’s not the end to the journey.”
Joshua last competed back in December. He successfully defended his titles against Kubrat Pulev via ninth-round knockout.
Fury hasn’t fought since February 2020. He defeated Deontay Wilder in their rematch to capture the WBC and The Ring gold.