Anthony Joshua Says to Tyson Fury: “It Makes Sense” to Decide “a Dominant Figure in the Heavyweight Division” | Boxing News

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Anthony Joshua challenges Tyson Fury in a fight for the undisputed world title

Anthony Joshua challenges Tyson Fury in a fight for the undisputed world title

Anthony Joshua told Tyson Fury “If you really want to say you are number one, come and beat me.”

Each heavyweight world championship belt resides in Britain after Fury brilliantly won the WBC title from Deontay Wilder in February and Joshua recovered IBF, WBA and WBO gold from Andy Ruiz Jr in December.

Joshua said exclusively Sky Sports that Fury cannot claim to be number 1 in the division until they meet in the ring: “Yes, come and fight.

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AJ: Fury reveals and destroys Deontay Wilder

AJ: Fury reveals and destroys Deontay Wilder

What will it prove, me and him fighting? There will be a dominant figure in the heavyweight division who will have all the belts and become undisputed.

Anthony Joshua

“If you really want to say that you’re # 1, come and beat me.” Let’s go.

“I have the rest of the belts so it only makes sense to me.

“I am the unified world heavyweight champion, he is the WBC champion. What will it prove, me and fighting him? There will be a dominant figure in the heavyweight division who will have all the belts and become undisputed. “

“Logically, to prove that you are number 1, I have to fight Tyson Fury. He has to fight Anthony Joshua. “

Fury is contractually obliged to face Wilder for the third time, in pencil for October, while Joshua must defend his titles against the mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.

Fury and Pulev share Top Rank as their U.S.-based promoter, Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn speculated that an agreement could be made to go directly into battle for the undisputed title between the British .

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Joshua coach Rob McCracken says fight with Fury will take place

Joshua coach Rob McCracken says fight with Fury will take place

Joshua said, “It would be amazing to say to Pulev” I think it is best for you to step down for now “and tell Wilder” we have bigger fish to fry “.

“Enjoy your Alabama chicken while we crack in the UK!”

“This fight has to take place because there will never be another time like this again. “

However, Wilder denied any suggestion that he would give up his right to another chance at Fury. He told the Premier Boxing Champions podcast, “No one should be surprised. I am who I am, Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder.

“Why shouldn’t I want it?”

“He knows it wasn’t me. I know it wasn’t me. It wasn’t the real Deontay Wilder, something was wrong.

“There is more fuel on the fire. This is the final straw. “

Joshua and Fury’s dream fight for each major belt should therefore wait until next year.

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Fury coach Sugarhill Steward insists “the story is not over”

Fury coach Sugarhill Steward insists “the story is not over”

Joshua stressed that the forced hiatus from the coronavirus pandemic has allowed him to refocus: “Without a doubt. taken.

“Now I’ve taken the time to really look at myself, to move on to the next chapter of my career.

“From a mental and physical point of view which should put me in a good position because I am well rested. My mind is serene, my body is serene.

“When the fire starts again, it will be a roaring fire. “

Joshua had previously said about Wilder’s performance when he lost to Fury: “We saw in some of his fights, it was hard for him, then he picked up his punch and he was victorious, but I still believe that when you go to war, you cannot have a weapon in your arsenal, which was his right hand.

“Once it was taken away from him, which Tyson Fury did, I’m not going to go into tactics, but he was able to wipe out Deontay Wilder and expose him for some of his weaknesses.

“Tyson Fury has done a great job tactically and I look forward to their revenge. “



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