Fighting Words: Anthony Joshua Sounds Off On Tyson Fury And Deontay Wilder
Anthony Joshua appears to be dismissing Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder as his toughest challenges.
Joshua holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Titles. He is expected to put all of his gold on the line against Kubrat Pulev on December 12. Matchroom Boxing has plans of having the O2 Arena in London, England play host to the event with fans in attendance.
Boxing fans have been clamoring for a title unification showdown between Joshua and WBC Heavyweight Champion Fury. Both men have agreed in principle to the fight but they must handle business first. As mentioned, Joshua is set to face Pulev while a trilogy bout between Fury and Wilder is due.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Joshua shared his take on potential matchups with Fury and Wilder.
“Fury has been professional much longer than me. He should be looking to retire soon. If he wants to cement his legacy, I’m here and ready. I’ve built myself into this position. I’ll challenge Fury, I’ll challenge Wilder. These guys aren’t the biggest names that I’ve fought on my record anyway. They are just another heavyweight. Look at my record. They are not the best fighters that I have challenged. When they are ready, I’m here to fight.”
Joshua is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Andy Ruiz Jr. This was a rematch from their June 1, 2019 showdown where Ruiz scored the upset TKO win. This was the first setback in the career of Joshua as his record had been perfect. Joshua regained his championships with a one-sided performance over Ruiz later that year.
As for Fury, he’s fresh off a dominant TKO victory over Wilder in their second outing back in February. It was the first defeat in the pro boxing career of Wilder. Meanwhile, Fury was able to stay unbeaten with the win. “The Bronze Bomber” plans to exercise his clause for a trilogy fight.