British boxer Anthony Joshua (white trunks) competes with Mexican-American boxer Andy Ruiz Jr (golden trunks) throughout the heavyweight boxing match between Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua for the IBF, WBA, WBO and IBO titles in Diriya, close to the Saudi capital. Fayez Nureldine / AFP
Anthony Joshua has provided to be Tyson Fury’s sparring accomplice if it helps his fellow British fighter beat WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.
Joshua has been left annoyed in his makes an attempt to lure America’s Wilder into the ring as he bids to unify the division following his victory over Andy Ruiz Jr final weekend.
The 30-year-old, who regained the WBA, IBF and WBO belts, feels he has a greater likelihood of touchdown a blockbuster unification showdown with Fury than with Wilder.
Fury faces a re-match with the American on February 22, having drawn their first encounter, and Joshua instructed Sky Sports News: “I think honestly he might beat Wilder next time.
“I think Fury would fight me quicker than Wilder would, so, if that’s the case, I want him to win. Imagine that fight on British soil.
“If Tyson needs me, I’ll go out and spar with him to get him ready for Wilder.”
Joshua stays determined for a showdown with Wilder that may see each males try and turn out to be the primary undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis.
“It still puzzles me as to why it’s so difficult to pin this man down,” Joshua stated. “This is the man I need to pin down to get the last ring and conquer this division.”
“You’ve got the two lords of the rings here,” he added. “The last one to unify, undisputed, the division. I’ve got four (including the IBO belt), he’s got one. I just need one more.”
Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev is the IBF’s subsequent necessary challenger for Joshua, whereas the WBO has ordered the Londoner to combat Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk.
And talking a few potential third assembly with Ruiz Jr, the Mexican-American who shocked the boxing world by beating Joshua in June, the British boxer stated: “One trillion per cent.
“I always said I’d fight him in Tijuana, with his uncle as referee. Me and Andy will soon see each other in the ring again.”