'The fight I want is Tyson Fury': AJ says he wants to face Gypsy King

‘The fight I want is Tyson Fury’: Anthony Joshua reveals he is desperate to face The Gypsy King, as talk of a mega all-British unification heavyweight bout continues to swirl

  • Anthony Joshua won back his world titles by beating Andy Ruiz Jr in December
  • He will next fight Kubrat Pulev but is eyeing a unification fight against Tyson Fury
  • Fury himself has to fight Deontay Wilder in a third fight in as many years
  • Joshua insists that Fury only becomes relevant to him when a contract is signed 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Anthony Joshua says he wants to fight Tyson Fury and win his belts, fuelling talk of a mega all-British unification bout. 

Joshua, who avenged his only defeat of his career against Andy Ruiz Jr with an unanimous points victory in December, is next scheduled to face Kubrat Pulev in a fight delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

Fury, meanwhile, will face Deontay Wilder in a third bout after knocking the Bronze Bomber out in February – but with the boxing world desperate to see an undisputed world heavyweight champion, AJ told The Sun that Fury is on his ‘hit list’. 

Anthony Joshua revealed he wants to fight Tyson Fury and take his world heavyweight belts

Tyson Fury, who has never lost in his career, knocked out Deontay Wilder in February 

‘Undoubtedly the fight I want is Tyson Fury — he is holding something that I want,’ Joshua said.

‘He says things about me all the time, there is so much back and forth, but Tyson Fury is only relevant the day me and him sign a contract to fight. 

‘The day he and I are going to fight is the only time really that I should be talking about Tyson Fury and I don’t really want to be in that position where I am talking him down.’

Fury’s comeback from mental health problems has been well documented and Joshua praised The Gypsy King, who has never lost a professional fight, for raising awareness in that department. 

Joshua celebrates winning back his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO world titles in December

But the 30-year-old boxer insists that all his focus will only shift to Fury when a fight is agreed between the two world title holders. 

‘He is a great person and he has done great things in boxing, but until the day we fight that is where it ends and I don’t have anything else to say about him,’ Joshua insisted. 

‘I really want the belt he holds and that is where I stand.’

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