The Unified Heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua and the WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury have engaged in a war of words since forever on social media and interviews. In one such recent interview, Joshua replied to one of Fury’s statements, where the latter said that Joshua’s team needs to stop messing around.
Joshua said, “I just think he’s got a lot of things going on his life that he says things that don’t add up.
“I respect him, I don’t really know him but I respect him as a human. I could continue to talk, but the best talking will be done in the ring. It’s the best place to let out gloves do the talking.”
Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs), is coming off a rematch win after a major setback in his career in the first fight against Andy Ruiz Jr. It was one of the biggest upsets in the world of boxing, where the former lost via a seventh-round TKO. However, “AJ” won his titles back in a lopsided decision victory over Ruiz later that year.
Fury (31-0, 21 KOs), on the other hand, made his big comeback to the world of boxing in 2018. After a couple of warm-up fights, the “Gypsy King” fought against the former WBC champion, Deontay Wilder. Tyson, who was very vocal about his battle with depression in the past, said that this would be the biggest comeback in the history of boxing. Unfortunately, the bout ended in a controversial split decision draw. Many fans, critics, and the media believed Fury won the fight.
A rematch was set between the two for February 2020, where Tyson won by TKO in the seventh round. He won the WBC Heavyweight title and the vacant Ring Magazine and Lineal titles.
According to promoter Eddie Hearn, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua have signed the contract to a two-fight deal in 2021. Both fighters, however, have to get past their next opponents first.
Joshua will fight IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev next in December. Fury will most likely face Wilder in a trilogy bout this year. If all goes according to plan and both boxers retain their belts, this fight could be one of the biggest fights in boxing ever, and the biggest fight in the history of the British boxing.