Anthony Joshua Says He Will Give up His Belt to Fight Tyson Fury

Published 12/23/2020, 2:27 AM EST
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua poses for a photo with the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title belts after the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


One of the biggest names of boxing and probably the most dominant ones, Anthony Joshua, needs no introduction today. In no time, he’s climbed the heavyweight ladder quick enough to establish himself as a superstar of the sport.

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In an interview with iFL TV, he reflected some light on his fresh win over Pulev, the anticipated Tyson Fury fight, and vacating his belts for the same.

He said, “It’s the fight that people want to see. That I care if I lose a belt to use it because I do have to give one up?

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When quizzed if the Fury fight is bigger than being undisputed, Joshua reverted, “Yeah, it is because I know when I win I’ll go back to fight for that belt anyway that’ll be my goal.”

There’s obviously going to be a rematch in there. I beat him again, I’ll get over these two difficult hurdles because they’re serious fights. I’ll go straight back to try to fight for that title fight 100 percent,” he concluded.

Joshua believes the Tyson Fury fight is much bigger than what people think. Even if he grabs a win, Joshua is pretty sure on a rematch.

He ranked the Fury fight number one on his checklist and winning the title on number 2. He is ready to go back and fight for the title post a couple of wins over nemesis, ‘Gypsy King’.

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Can Anthony Joshua become the unified heavyweight king of boxing?

Joshua currently holds the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles. Whereas Fury has WBC and The Ring heavyweight belts. Whenever the duo collides, it will be for the unified world heavyweight title. Not just the matchup, but the accolades this fight holds for both the fighters makes it even more thrilling.

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NEW YORK , United States – 1 June 2019; Anthony Joshua after defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in their IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Championship fight at Madison Square Garden in New York, USA. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Though Tyson Fury walks into this battle as a favorite, Joshua will have a mammoth opportunity to turn the tables as an underdog. Over the course of his professional boxing run, ‘AJ’ has personified himself with his sheer hard work and ethics.

Joshua will look to do the same and get yet another win. If he pulls it off well against the ‘Gypsy King’, there’s no doubt on him officially becoming one of the greatest of all time in the division.

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Can ‘AJ’ finish the mighty Tyson Fury? How will he fare in the toughest fight of his career?

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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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