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Joshua Has Great Expectations For Potential Fury Showdown

A photograph mixture of Tyson Fury and AJ.

 

Anthony Joshua insists a blockbuster bout towards Tyson Fury will “bring out the best in me” after his British rival claimed he would beat the world heavyweight champion in three rounds.

Joshua earned a ninth-round stoppage win towards Kubrat Pulev on Saturday to retain his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts at Wembley Arena.

After a profitable return to the ring in his first battle for 12 months, Joshua instantly discovered himself thrown into the talk a few mooted all-British showdown with WBC champion Fury.

Amid studies the hotly-anticipated battle is about for 2021, Fury took to social media to say: “I want the fight, I want the fight next and I will knock him out inside three rounds.”

Joshua has no intention of backing down from the Fury conflict, though hurdles in the way in which of the super-fight embody his WBO necessary challenger Oleksandr Usyk and one other doable assembly between Fury and Deontay Wilder.

 

Anthony Joshua (R) lands a punch on Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev (L) throughout their heavyweight world title boxing match at Wembley Arena in north-west London on December 12, 2020. ANDREW COULDRIDGE / POOL / AFP

 

“That’s good to hear. At least I can get him in the ring. That’s what we want right? so he’s on the right track,” Joshua informed the BBC when requested about Fury’s social media taunts.

“I said he’s talented and he will bring out the best in me. So that’s brilliant.

“I’ve been to his fights, I’ve watched him, so when I fight him it will be good to change those odds and put them in my favour.”

Joshua has a 24-1 profession report as he continued to show his shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in June final 12 months was an aberration.

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The 31-year-old regarded in good kind in entrance of 1,000 followers towards Pulev, who took a standing depend in spherical three and was knocked down twice extra in spherical 9.

“I started this game in 2013, I have been chasing all the belts, I’ve been dealing with mandatories, so of course I want a challenge,” Joshua mentioned.

“For me I stuck to what I know best – boxing, looking at where I am going to put my shots and putting them together.

“When they are successful, they are successful, but like I said it is less talk, more action.”

Now consideration is popping to the Fury battle and his promoter Eddie Hearn mentioned work would begin on finishing a deal on Sunday.

“Sometimes there are words backwards and forwards form both camps – I don’t think that’s going to do any good,” Hearn informed the BBC.

“We just all want to make the fight. Now is the time. We will start the ball rolling. I don’t think it’s that difficult.

“The crux of the deal I have always said is agreed now in terms of numbers and money splits. There are only some minor details. So there’s no reason we can’t be up and running.”

AFP

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