Joshua Dismisses Fury, Eyes Klitschko
IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is gearing up for his title fight next weekend against challenger Eric Molina, but it seems other things have also caught the champ’s attention.
One such thing has been the recent comments made by former unified heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. Fury took to Twitter to claim that heavyweight boxing is nothing without him.
To be quite frank, heavyweight boxing is shit ATM, so called killers fighting bums who we don’t know, &old men fighting for titles,#Jokers
— GYPSYKING (@Tyson_Fury) November 30, 2016
"Fury isn’t contributing to the heavyweight division now so he can’t really comment," Joshua said (via The Mirror). "I don’t see anything wrong with the division. Boxing is thriving, everything is on track."
Joshua is set to defend against Molina on Dec. 10. Should he be victorious, it will set up a bout in the spring against another former heavyweight world champion — Wladimir Klitschko.
"My training camp has gone well. I trained like I was fighting Klitschko and I’ve maintained that mindset right the way through," Joshua said. "It has been tough but if it was easy everyone would be training and trying to be a champion, so it comes with the territory."
One fighter, it seems, who is trying to catch the attention of the IBF champion is David Haye, who has an upcoming, heavily-anticipated match-up with Tony Bellew. Haye wishes to meet Joshua next year.
"Haye’s a good fighter. If I want to fight Haye, I’ll fight Haye," Joshua said. "Whether he beats Bellew or not, boxing is not just about who you beat, it’s about if it makes sense and if it makes sense I’ll fight him.
"After the Bellew fight he’ll look at his situation and if he wants to come for me, no problem. But if I beat Molina it’s Klitschko and when I hear David Haye talking it’s like, ‘You’re not really relevant right now’. Everyone has their journey set out and I have mine, so I’m not really worried about him because if I beat Molina I’ve got Klitschko."