Anthony Joshua Makes Bold Promise; Compares Tyson Fury Fight to Mayweather-Pacquiao

Published 09/19/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


This year, the boxing fans would have witnessed the biggest and perhaps the most entertaining heavyweight fight of the modern era between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. The pair were all set to fight each other out for all the heavyweight titles on the line, but unfortunately, this contest failed to materialize.

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However, the unified champ, Joshua, is still hungry to book this fight. In his fresh interaction with Mail Sport, ‘AJ’ expressed his true notions about the Tyson Fury fight. He even compared this bout to the ‘richest’ boxing fight in history, between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.

He said, “I’ll promise before the end of my career I’ll have done everything in my power to fight Tyson Fury. Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao – that was a superstar fight. Me and Fury is streets. We’ll get it on in Britain. This is a UK fight.” (h/t Michael Benson)

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Right after Joshua secured a win over Kubrat Pulev in December 2020, the only fight he wanted next was a 12-round slugfest with his compatriot. Both their teams worked day in and day out to stage this contest in the biggest possible ways.

Joshua vs Fury was also set to take place on August 14 in Saudi Arabia. But later, because of some external factors, things fell through. However, based on Joshua’s comments, this bout will happen.

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury – Will it be the richest heavyweight fight in history?

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As Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are the two biggest names of the heavyweight division today, the hype behind all of their fights is insane. Also, for their fight, which failed to materialize, the duo was expected to earn $100 million.

For now, though, they have a few hurdles in front of them, which, if they pass, will increase their values tremendously. Accordingly, the world will keep a close eye on both the fighters’ upcoming fights.

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While a fight between them will be lucrative irrespective of the belts, if they both win their next fights, their undisputed bout can be the richest in heavyweight history if not all of boxing.

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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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