Joshua Has No Issue With Fury Ringwalk
Following Joseph Parker making the invitation for Tyson Fury to walk him to the ring on March 31st, Anthony Joshua has no problem with it.
WBA, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion Joshua and WBO belt-holder Parker are set for a unification bout at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium on March 31st, and both have been engaged in a war of words since the rumors of the fight began in late 2017.
In a recent interview, Fury who is friends with Parker, picked the New Zealander to come away with the upset against the undefeated Joshua.
Parker has read some of Fury’s comments appreciates the former champion on his side.
“I might give him a text and say, ‘Bro, do you want to walk in with me?’, ” Parker told London’s Daily Mail.
“He may just walk in with me or he may just sit in the front row and watch the fight. But I know I have a lot of support from Tyson, which is awesome.”
Joshua has no problem with Parker’s idea – and actually embraces it because of another element it brings to their unification battle.
“It’s good. It brings attention to the sport,” Joshua told Sky Sports News about Fury attending his upcoming unification fight against Parker.
“It will be interesting because I am sure Fury will try and do a little tag-team and do a few rounds for him. He’s just got that in his locker.”
“No matter what he says outwardly, he has a lot of underlying respect for me and that’s just as a far as I know but I just take it with a pinch of salt. “I don’t take anything from him to heart and if he wants he is welcome to walk to the ring.”
Fury, who has been inactive since shocking Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, is currently in training for an April return, only if he is able to reclaim his license to box from the British Boxing Board of Control.