IBF, IBO , WBA , WBO Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua will be absolutely happy to face Tyson Fury next after taking care of Oleksandr Usyk this coming weekend in London.
Fury had earlier made claims he would be willing to face Anthony Joshua twice next year which though not indicated will totally depend on his trilogy fight with Former WBC champion Deontay Wilder on October 9th.
Joshua views the possible meeting with Anthony Joshua as an Honour and will totally cherish the opportunity to face someone he clearly tags “A Great Fighter”.
“Finally, finally, another one for the resume,” Joshua said when asked for a reaction to Fury’s remarks. “Let’s get it on!
“What an honor it would be to fight Tyson, get another great fighter on my record, beat him, and then we would move forward. Yeah, Fury, I’d love that opportunity.”
Earlier this year both fighters were reportedly close to signing a contract for am all British heavyweight Unification fight for a date in the summer but things didn’t go through as planned as Fury was ordered by a US Judge to face Wilder a third time.
Joshua admits the fight was close to making and details it was a couple of weeks away from being realistic. The Unified champion believes a fight with Fury will be one of the greatest.
“We were close to doing it,” Joshua said. “Matchroom did a great job, managing an heavyweight undisputed championship of the world fight during a pandemic. We were a couple of weeks away and then it came to an end unfortunately.
“You guys [the press] didn’t get to cover what would have been one of the biggest boxing fights in history. Yeah, we’ll get it on at some stage, we’re professional.
Joshua seem to have studied his fellow brit so well and won’t be bothered, if his proposed plan of facing him twice next year doesn’t materialise. Joshua has somehow concluded that the fight with Fury might never happen as the “Gypsy King” has had a history of pulling out of fights.
Joshua wishes Fury well whatever the case concerning the fight.
“We’ve known this for a long time with Fury, always have something in the background,” he said.
“It’s good to study your opponents and learn about them, so, yeah, we know his history. He pulled out of a couple of fights, it just happens. He’s someone who pulls out of fights. Even with the Wilder situation it happened again.
“Good luck to him and we’ll see him some time. Whenever he’s ready, we’ll be here waiting.”
Anthony Joshua Faces Oleksandr Usyk On Saturday 25th September In London