‘It’s Like an A**hole’- Anthony Joshua Responds to Tyson Fury’s Opinion on the Quality of AJ’s Opponents

Published 04/16/2021, 4:07 PM EDT
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)


Unified world titleholder Anthony Joshua has walked through a division full of elites to attain the championship status. His resume has seen stars like Dillian Whyte, Wladimir Klitschko, Charles Martin, Andy Ruiz Jr., and many more fall short in the ring. So, it is no surprise that he demands respect.

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However, WBC Champion Tyson Fury might not put much credit in his nearing opposition’s resume. Fury recently hesitated to acknowledge ‘AJ’ as a legitimate threat, saying he hadn’t beaten anyone of worth.

Anthony Joshua sportingly reacted to the statement and smiled while delivering a message to Tyson Fury. Fight Hype successfully made it to Joshua’s gym and has garnered a response.

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“In life, everyone’s entitled to their opinion, and it’s like an a*****, everyone’s got one. So, it’s just another opinion really,” said Joshua.

He added, “What can I say to that, like I ain’t gonna be, 50 people, says I have and I will be the 51st person telling you I have. So the majority is in our decision.”

While Anthony Joshua seems to keep up with the high spirits coming into the fight, Tyson Fury has tried to turn it into bad blood. He has constantly boasted himself as the superior fighter and has also threatened to dismantle the unified champion when they collide with the ring.

Meanwhile, we are yet to receive an official fight date and venue. That said, Tyson Fury’s team might walk away from the matchup if they don’t receive an official date by the end of August.

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More Drama into Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua

Tyson Fury has already reached ‘Sin City’ and is currently undergoing an active camp for the heavyweight unification bout. Adding to that, his father John Fury claimed something mindblowing about the possible fight date.

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Speaking with Sky Sports, he said, “He (Tyson Fury) is gonna need tune-up fights obviously because an activity plays a big part in boxing. ‘AJ’ was out here at good nine rounds with Pulev. You know Tyson has done nothing since the Wilder fight.

“You can be in this gym and spar and run down the road as much as you want. You have got to have activity on the lights. But that’s by and by if this fight happens in June or July, or even August. We are up for it, we will take it”

The drama continues to rise every day, and the promoters need to hustle it out by putting an official date and venue into the display. Only then, fans and both the heavyweight champions would possibly fall under the same division.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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