IBF, IBO, WBA And WBO Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua is set to face WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk and WBC champion Tyson Fury will also be facing former foe Deontay Wilder in an anticipated trilogy. However, Joshua doesn’t mind facing Fury without the Belts.
Joshua described Fury as one of his enemies in an interview with Gary Neville’s “The Overlap” on YouTube. The two had agreed to fight this summer with all the Heavyweight world titles at stake before the Court Of Arbitration ruled Fury to defend his WBC title against Deontay Wilder.
From Joshua’s words, you could see he believes that the fight would have been done and dusted without the Belts and promotional politics and at his end, he believes everything in his power has been done to make the fight happen.
“He’s a fighter isn’t he. What’s the worst that can happen? You get hit.
“He’s been doing it for years, however, I just know on my end, and my management team and my promoter – we done everything we can to make this happen and as long as I’m champion, I’ll compete with anyone.
“I’ve got a tough challenger coming up now. A great fighter.
“Without the belts? I rate that. That’s what I’m talking about. We’ll fight, 100 per cent, let’s do it.
“I’ll smoke that guy. I will. It’s annoying.
Joshua also doesn’t like the idea of being involved in a back and forth with anyone on Twitter, exchanging words with people who won’t really love to make their fight a reality.
“For me, I don’t really get into the Twitter back and forth, because it’s Twitter fingers. Anyone can sit behind a computer and talk. Let’s be real, let’s be honest. Let’s let the people know. You’re the one that let the fans down, because everyone seems to think…
“I fought on December 12th. When they were like, ‘Who do you want to fight next?’ I said I don’t want to call out any names, and I know because I’m going to start shouting out people’s names and I’m going to be in this position now where the guys’ name I’m shouting out doesn’t want to fight or he’s not ready to fight.”