“All-British fighting and I can give fans what they want to see”
By Richard Damerell and Adam Smith
Last Updated: 05/23/20 7:15 morning
Tyson Fury wants a world title battle against Anthony Joshua to meet public demand and warn his British rivals not to thwart plans by losing to Kubrat Pulev.
United Champion Joshua will ‘sign now’ for the fight with WBC champion Fury, according to promoter Eddie Hearn, who hopes to secure two blockbuster battles between Britain in 2021.
Fury has reiterated his desire to fight for the world title, but must first overcome Deontay Wilder again in the contracted third match, while Joshua further defended his belt against IBF mandate challenger Pulev.
“If I get knocked out by Deontay Wilder, then it won’t live, right,” said Fury exclusively Sky Sports.
“This will be another battle with Wilder and so on and so forth. If he loses to Pulev, so close, but so far away. In heavyweight boxing, you can never count your chickens before they hatch, into one battle at a time. One victory at a time.
“Everything went well, God willing, we had a big fight with me and Joshua, an all-English fight and I can give fans what they want to see, especially British fans.
“This will be the biggest fight since I trusted Lennox Lewis and Frank Bruno. Some time ago, Cardiff Arms Park.”
But Dillian Whyte is also part of Fury’s future plans as a mandatory challenger to WBC and will receive his kick in the WBC belt in February 2021.
“He just needs to stop talking rubbish and let’s go. This will be a big fight. Let’s get out,” Whyte said Boxing Show on Sky Sports News from his training camp for the rescheduled Alexander Povetkin fight.
“If I had an easy fight, why wasn’t he in a hurry to fight me? He said before defeating Wilder, when I defeated Wilder, I would give Dillian Whyte the title shot. He only talked about rubbish.
“This is war, let’s go.”
Joshua previously challenged Fury by saying Sky Sports: “Yes, come against me.
“If you really want to say you are number 1, come against me. Let’s start.
“I have the rest of the belt so that makes sense.
“I am the world heavyweight champion, he is the WBC champion. What is the proof, he and I fight? There will be one dominant figure in the heavyweight division who will have all the belts and become indisputable.
“Logically to prove yourself as No. 1, I must fight with Tyson Fury. He must fight with Anthony Joshua.”
Matchroom Boxing Hearn boss has ended speculation that Wilder and Pulev can accept a ‘move aside’ agreement to allow Joshua-Fury to happen next.
“Wilder will not step aside [Pulev] is a struggle for us, “Hearn said Sky Sports.
“I spoke, ‘Wilder did not step aside, we will take care of the fight, you take care of the Pulev fight, but let’s finish the deal for 2021’.
“We have no problem signing now to fight Fury in 2021.”
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