Fury Ready To Give The Fans What They Want
Sometimes, boxing can be unpredictable. Tyson Fury proved that twice; when he beat Wladimir Klitschko to become lineal heavyweight champion and when he decimated Deontay Wilder to win the WBC Heavyweight Title. He realizes the same thing can happen to Anthony Joshua and himself if they don’t beat their mandatory challengers.
Both Fury (30-0-1) and Joshua (23-1) are close to facing one another for the undisputed heavyweight title. The former must first get past Deontay Wilder in their scheduled trilogy bout, while Joshua must get past mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev. Fury has looked at all scenarios and realizes he must stay in the moment or he’ll be distracted.
“If I get knocked out by Deontay Wilder, then it won’t be on, will it,” Fury stated to Sky Sports. “It will be another fight with Wilder and so forth and so on. If he loses to Pulev, so close, but so far away. In heavyweight boxing, you can never count your chickens before they hatch, so one fight at a time. One victory at a time.”
The backtalk has increased between both heavyweights as time has gone on. Joshua has recently called Fury “just another opponent“, while Fury has been attacking Joshua since about the Super Bowl. Since beating Wilder in their February rematch, Fury has declared himself one of the most successful fighters out there. He can also see himself working past Wilder and Joshua and fighting until he is 40. The “Gypsy King” will have to get past one opponent at a time, however.
While there is a chance Joshua and Fury could fight one another right away, Fury wants to end it all with Wilder. They would also need to wait for an audience for the fight, as the coronavirus has affected all major events. Eddie Hearn and Bob Arum have stated a fight like this needs an audience for a gate, but Joshua is OK if it is just the two of them. Like Fury, Joshua will do anything for the sport he loves.
Regarding Fury, he sees the fight between the two as something fans all over the world will appreciate. That is especially true when it comes to his own country, one he represents with pride every single time he enters the ring.
“All going well, god willing, we get on the big fight with me and Joshua, the all-British showdown and I can give the fans what they want to see, especially the British fans,” Fury went on to say.