Anthony Joshua: Fight With Tyson Fury Needs ‘A Bit of Time’

Published 12/24/2020, 2:18 AM EST
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 04: Anthony Joshua speaks to the media during the Clash On The Dunes Press Conference at the Diriyah Season Hospitality Lounge on December 04, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


The heavyweight stalwart, Anthony Joshua, proved his worth against Kubrat Pulev on December 12. He put one of the most complete performances of his career to bag a T/KO win. Post that win, he is now officially in contention to take on the mighty Tyson Fury.

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Joshua recently shed some light on tentative dates for this epic clash.

“The next fight I want is Tyson Fury, for the undisputed championship of the world…I think maybe (it happens) in June. It needs a bit of time. (But) I promise you conversations and face-to-face meetings are happening with representatives of my team and Fury’s team.”

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‘AJ’ seems equally pumped as his fans to enter the boxing ring against the ‘Gypsy King’.

The combat sports universe cites this battle as the best heavyweight clash of the decade. It will determine the face of modern-day boxing. As many presume this war to happen by mid-2021, Joshua put his own assumptions for this fight, which turned true to many fans’ expectations.

Joshua even admitted that this fight will need time as their promotions need to sit together and iron out all the possible stuff for this fight.

Both the fighters are extremely keen to take each other on next. For now, this is the most talked-upon bouts in boxing. Given the two biggest names of the sport, this fight has the audacity to sell itself.

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Joshua vs Fury fight carries a lot of eyeballs and attention. This fight will direct the heavyweight division to be even more competitive and resilient. The duo will fight for the unified heavyweight championship. It is a high risk and high rewarding battle for both the Britishers.

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‘AJ’ has promised conversations and potential talks between his and ‘Gypsy King’s promotions. Even Joshua’s manager, Eddie Hearn, believed that there is no other fight as vital as this. Both Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren (Tyson Fury’s promoter) will have to chalk out the future of this fight. As of now, both the fighters are unaligned with any opponent and this is just the precise time to book this fight.

Considering the COVID-19 scenario, there are high possibilities of this fight getting booked for 2021 or even further. The fighters and their promotions are ecstatic to schedule this fight in presence of the in-stadium audience.

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Who would you like to support in this enigmatic clash? Will this fight happen by mid-2021?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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