Anthony Joshua has promised to battle Tyson Fury before he resigns on the grounds that it’s a fight each boxing fan needs to see.
The WBO, WBA (Super), and IBF champion takes on Oleksandr Usyk in the not so distant future at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and is confident he would battle Fury next.
Talks over an undisputed between the British pair imploded throughout the mid year, however Joshua says a bout with Fury is enormously critical to him.
This is what AJ had to tell Steve Bunce on the 5 Live Boxing podcast;
”Do I need Tyson Fury on my record? I need it. Fight good fighters and they bring out the best for you. We need it for boxing. Training cam is hard. To get better is very difficult in boxing. To fight Tyson Fury is a big challenge.
I’m going to put that pressure on myself to actually get better. But it’s what we all need, I need it. Come on, let’s see how good I am. 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.”
Tyson Fury battles Deontay Wilder in their set of three bout one month from now and the two heavyweights should win their particular sessions for the undisputed session to go on the following year.
Usyk, 34, was an undisputed hero at cruiserweight and has two successes at heavyweight, including a points triumph over veteran Derek Chisora.