Joshua: Me vs. Fury Would Be Massive
Anthony Joshua wants to face every big-name heavyweight out there, and while he and Tyson Fury are currently on different world title paths, he is no exception.
Joshua is currently focused on avenging the loss of the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles and his undefeated record back in June, when he was finished in the seventh round of his title fight with Andy Ruiz Jr. at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Joshua’s U.S. debut. Joshua and Ruiz will rematch on December 7 in Saudi Arabia.
Fury, meanwhile, recently pulled off a somewhat controversial win over Otto Wallin but is now waiting on a highly-anticipated WBC title rematch with champion Deontay Wilder in early 2020 — so long as Wilder gets by Luis Ortiz in their own rematch on November 23.
But when Joshua was asked what his ideal matchup would be, while he admits to not being stable on one choice, he feels an eventual showdown with Fury at Wembley Stadium in London would be best.
“The best of Britain. It is a massive fight,” Joshua said. “You will see it.”
The fight may not be the easiest to pull off, as Joshua is promoted by Matchroom Boxing and affiliated with DAZN, while Fury is co-promoted by Top Rank and Queensbury Promotions and affiliated with ESPN. But Joshua is confident the fight will happen one day.
In fact, he’s confident fights with both Fury and Wilder will happen, in addition to his currently scheduled rematch with Ruiz.
“That’s like asking if a certain football team will play another football team. Of course,” Joshua sad. “We’re in the same division, in the same era. We have to fight each other. We’re all big draws in the heavyweight division so it would be massive. I’d love to fight Wilder, I’d love to fight Fury. I’m fighting Ruiz Jr next. The list goes on — there’s so many out there that I’d love to compete with.”
Original Story: Sky Sports