Unified Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua has been dominant in the big boys division but only one thing eludes him, the WBC title which is held by British rival and former undisputed champion Tyson Fury.
Joshua believes that a fight with Fury is necessary in bringing his dream of creating his own legacy to fruition and apart from that a full unification is needed.
“Do I need Tyson Fury on my record? I need it,” Joshua said on the BBC 5 Live Boxing podcast. “We need it for boxing. It’s what we all need, I need it. Come on, let’s see how good I am.”
Joshua and Fury has been in the lips of both Pundit, Fans and Promoters for more about a year and six months and earlier this year, both were reportedly close to sealing a deal for the fight before the Fury was forced to face Deontay Wilder for the to third time by a Judge in charge of the case tabled by the latter at the Court Of Arbitration.
Anthony Joshua will also have his hands filled with a title defence against WBO mandatory challenger and former Undisputed Cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk on the 25th of September at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
“Fight good fighters and they bring out the best of you,” Joshua said. “Training camp is hard. To get better is very difficult in boxing. To fight Tyson Fury is a big challenge.
“Let’s see how far I can take myself during this period. It’ll be a good challenge mentally. Not about him, but because I actually want to do well.
“When I wake up in the morning early and I’m tired, my body’s battered, I still go out and do what I do. It’s great rewards and only someone like Fury can give that to me.”