Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has disclosed his preparation towards beating WBC champion Tyson Fury.
Anthony Joshua 23-1 (21) said he is not looking past mandatory contender Kubrat Pulev 28-1 (14); although he concedes his primary focus is a unification bout with WBC champion Tyson Fury 30-0-1 (21).
“I’m working towards beating Tyson Fury, whether the bookmakers; believers or doubters want to be with me or not, I have to believe it. I am working towards beating Tyson Fury,” the 30-year-old WBA, WBO and IBF champion told DAZN.
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“It’s in a way overlooking Pulev, but I’ve gotta look through Pulev; because I’m gonna walk through Pulev.
“That’s the mindset. I’ve gotta walk through him. When it comes to Pulev; he ain’t on my level. I want the boys at the top.
“I ain’t worried about the boys, you know, around me. I’m walking through them all; and that’s the mindset that we have to have as fighters.”
Joshua suffered a setback last June when he was upset by underdog Andy Ruiz Jr in seven rounds; at New York’s Madison Square Garden before reversing the result in Saudi Arabia in December.
“I’m looking at Tyson Fury like I’m gonna walk through him as well; because I had my issue last year, I got through it and I wanna correct it,” Joshua said.
“And I told you like people don’t know what that does for a fighter mentally, when he loses in front of the world, and what it takes to come back.
“And, you know, having this time to reflect has been a blessing in disguise. It’s been a blessing in disguise; so we’ll see what the future holds. When Tyson Fury is ready, I will not turn down that fight.