Anthony Joshua: Fury wants boxing showdown

Anthony Joshua: Fury wants boxing showdown

Tyson Fury said he was eager to give British boxing fans what they want by fighting Anthony Joshua for the undisputed world heavyweight title. However, he said the duo must focus on their immediate opponents to make such a match happen.

Fury won the WBC title in Las Vegas three months ago with a seventh-round stoppage of Deontay Wilder.

Anthony Joshua defeated Mexican-American Andy Ruiz Jr in a December rematch in Saudi Arabia. Thereafter, he reclaimed his IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles. Anthony Joshua faces a next fight with mandatory IBF challenger Kubrat Pulev. But their bout scheduled for June 20, was postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Meanwhile, Fury will take on Wilder in a rematch later this year.

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“If I get knocked out by Wilder, then it won’t be on, will it? It’ll be another fight with Wilder… If he loses to Pulev, so close, but so far.

“In heavyweight boxing, you can never count your chickens before they hatch. So one fight at a time, one victory at a time,” Fury told Sky Sports.

Fury said a meeting with Anthony Joshua had the potential to be the biggest match; since Britons Lennox Lewis and Frank Bruno fought in 1993.

“All going well, God willing, we get on the big fight with me and Joshua, the all-British showdown; and I can give the fans what they want to see, especially the British fans,” he promised.

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