Reigning IBF, WBA, IBO and WBO boxing champion of the world, Anthony Joshua in a recent submission his desire to fight Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury adding that he has the necessary style and technique to defeat them both.
The duo, Tyson Fury and Wilder are the only undefeated heavyweight boxers in the division, and fans are hoping for a mega-fight that will involve Joshua and either Fury or Wilder after Joshua defeated Andy Ruiz unanimously in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night to take back his heavyweight belts.
Fury is set to face Wilder on February 22 in Las Vegas in a rematch after their last fight in 2018 was adjudged a draw despite Fury being the more technical and clinical of the pair.
Fury and Wilder have accused Joshua of avoiding them for the last two years, however, Anthony Joshua has now come out to say he will beat both fighters if and when they ever fight.
During his submission he said;
“I would love to make that my next fight. I’m taking it one step at a time. Whenever they are ready they know where to find us. I’m not a running champion, I’m someone who will fight the best in the world.
Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are those guys. I’d love the opportunity to beat Wilder or Fury.
You can see I’d beat them.
“I’ve displayed different styles of fighting. Sometimes inside fighting, sometimes knockout fighting and sometimes a boxing man’s fight. So I feel like I have their number because I can display a variety of skills when it comes to boxing.”
Also, there’s another possibility of Anthony Joshua defending his IBF belt against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev, and Anthony Joshua has indicated that he really yearns for that fight;
Answering a question about the prospect of fighting the Bulgarian bruiser in London, Anthony Joshua said:
“It would be mega. Looking at how many people came out here shows there’s still a big interest in the heavyweight division, especially now we are taking the belts back.
To defend them back on home soil would be big news.It would be better against another Brit but, if not, I will follow my mandatory and crack on that way.
“London’s calling, I think. We’ve been away for the whole year but it’s nice to have a breather.
“It’s nice to have a bit of controversy, a bit of doubt.
It just shows that British supporters do play a big part in my career. Any time I’m on home soil I can’t lose.
The work begins again because around March I’ll be defending those titles again. I’m already focusing on my next fight.”