Anthony Joshua was quite interested in the fight with Tyson Fury but would not say it would be the biggest fight of his career.
Anthony Joshua patiently waits for boxing to continue so he can step back into the ring and put the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles on the line against compulsory challenger Kubrat Pulev.
The dispute was supposed to take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on June 20 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. After the fight was stopped, rumors began to revolve that Joshua could shift his focus to the battle with WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to crown the champion who didn’t need to be questioned. There were many obstacles in the fight considering that Fury and Joshua were contractually obliged to face Pulev and Deontay Wilder, respectively. However, this is a fight fans will want to see.
Joshua told the British GQ why a potential fight with Fury, regardless of when it happened, would not be the biggest fight of his career.
“You know? There will be a bigger fight (than Fury) because I’m not going anywhere,” Joshua said. “I’m here to make history. I’m hungry and excited. Fury is only an opponent at the end of the day. Yes, it will be great for everyone, but I must stay together and see Anger like he is just another warrior.
“But in terms of spectacle, rubbish talks, two giants gathering, I can’t wait.”
Joshua gained perspective on his career after suffering his first defeat as a professional last June by Andy Ruiz Jr. He avenged defeat and regained titles in December, and he seems more motivated than ever.
“I already felt what it was like to be on the top of a mountain and I felt what it was like to fall from the mountain,” he said. “I have climbed back and whoever steps in front of me will now know that I don’t want to go back down. So when I fight Pulev and get the chance to fight Tyson Fury for the world WBC championship, I think they will see what it feels like to a person a man to have it all, lose it and get it back – a man who has experienced upheaval doesn’t want to go through that anymore. ”
There are no dates for Joshua-Pulev and Fury-Wilder 3 at this time. Bob Arum from Top Rank has suggested that a third meeting between Fury and Wilder can be held before the end of 2020. But without boxing continuing the event and the coronavirus pandemic is disrupting the sport as a whole, it is anyone’s guess when we might see the biggest fight in the heavyweight division.
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