Joshua Feels Tyson Fury Defeated Wilder

The thought was the winner of last month’s WBC title fight between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury would be in line for an undisputed title fight with WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO champion Anthony Joshua. But with that Dec. 1 fight going to a draw, it’s looking like Wilder and Fury will have a rematch first.

Joshua is currently scheduled to return to the ring on April 13 at Wembley Stadium. He has targeted a fight with Wilder — a fight whose negotiations failed during last summer — but it looks like Dillian Whyte will be next in line.

But, Joshua hasn’t put off the idea of one day fighting Fury, the man who, like Joshua in 2017, upset Wladimir Klitschko for the unified heavyweight crown in 2015.

In fact, Joshua feels Fury won the December fight.

“The fight that Wilder and Fury had, I felt that Fury won, so it would be amazing to have two British heavyweights and we would be combining the belts up,” Joshua said on The Graham Norton Show. “In the eyes of a lot of people, Fury is a champion as such. We’re the top three, so I would love to fight him. Even though he hasn’t got a belt, it’s still fighting one of the top three.”

Fury did not compete after his November 2015 upset over Klitschko, dealing with drug and mental health issues that resulted in the temporary loss of his boxing license. Fury took part in two tune-up fights during Summer 2018 before facing Wilder, making him an underdog to oddsmakers and shocking many with his performance.

“Three years is a long time to take out and I think it was a good name, but he must have thought it was an easy fight, because he thought he was getting him when he was a bit cold,” Joshua said. “Tyson Fury is very talented, very skilled and showed that to the world when he boxed him, so it ended in a draw.”

Original Story: Boxing Scene

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