What Does Anthony Joshua Have To Say About Tyson Fury?
Anthony Joshua feels ready for a showdown with Tyson Fury but he wants to do battle once more before the title unification bout comes to fruition.
Joshua is the reigning WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Champion. He was stunned by Andy Ruiz Jr. back on June 1, 2019, suffering the first loss of his career. Joshua handled business in the rematch, regaining all the hardware with a unanimous decision victory on December 7, 2019.
Both Joshua and WBC Heavyweight Champion Fury have agreed in principle to a bout in the future. Fury must defeat Deontay Wilder in their planned trilogy bout to make it happen. Joshua is also looking to fight soon and it’s likely to be against Kubrat Pulev.
“There’s a potential date coming up, I’m looking to be out in December. I like to compete against the best. Pulev is a world title challenger as well. I’ve beaten five champions now and Pulev is another tough challenge, which leads me on to another challenge, which is a champion.
“God willing I get my hands on that Tyson Fury, [and his] WBC belt, so I’m just loving it, I can’t wait. This is what I live for, this is my passion. I feel like this is my calling.”
On February 22, Fury took on Wilder a second time. “The Gypsy King” scored the seventh-round TKO victory to capture the WBC Heavyweight Championship. The win improved Fury’s pro boxing record to 30-0-1.
There was doubt that Joshua vs. Fury would be a title unification bout as the WBC had former interim titleholder, Dillian Whyte, as the mandatory challenger for the winner of Fury vs. Wilder III. Things changed when Whyte was stopped by Alexander Povetkin.