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‘the fight I want is Tyson Fury’ – Anthony Joshua reveals

Anthony Joshua says he’s determined to knock out WBC heavyweight champions Tyson Fury and achieve the win he wants.

The IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion is set to fight Kubrat Pulev after he won back his world titles by beating Andy Ruiz Jr in December last year.

Meanwhile, Fury, who knocked out Deontay Wilder in February this, will face the Bronze Bomber in a third fight in as many years.

But with the boxing world desperate to see an undisputed heavyweight champion, Joshua says he wants to fight Tyson Fury and win his belts, fuelling talk of a mega all-British unification bout. 

Joshua told the Sun: “Undoubtedly the fight I want is Tyson Fury — he is holding something that I want, he’s on my hit list.

“You never know what you’re going to get with him.

“He’s either at the top of the world, conquering the world, or at the bottom of the ocean and he needs to find a balance — but at the moment he seems to have found one at home working out with his wife.

“He says things about me all the time, there is so much back and forth, but Tyson Fury is only relevant the day me and him sign a contract to fight.

“The day he and I are going to fight is the only time really that I should be talking about Tyson Fury and I don’t really want to be in that position where I am talking him down.

“He says a lot of controversial things, and I know if that was me… I just think he gets away with a lot.

“But the work he has done around mental health has been very impressive.

“I didn’t understand how much mental health issues had played such a big part in society, and I think that Tyson Fury is such a big guy, a heavyweight champion of the world, and it means that people can look at him and think, well if Tyson Fury can go through this well, I shouldn’t be so scared to talk.

“Tyson has done so well with this. And that is what I am happy to talk about with Tyson Fury.

“But all the ‘jumping on him like the little fat boy did’ stuff, that is all irrelevant.

“He is a great person and he has done great things in boxing, but until the day we fight that is where it ends and I don’t have anything else to say about him. I really want the belt he holds and that is where I stand.”

Isaac Darko
Isaac Darko is the lead Combat Sports writer for AfroBallers. He is an expert in Boxing, Mixed Martial Art and Wrestling reportage. Isaac is a journalist with newfound love for athlete management and digital media.

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