Unified heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua is just ten day away from his return to the ring against WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk.
The Brit will be facing Ukraine’s finest heavyweight today on September 25 in London in one of the most anticipated fights in recent heavyweight history. Still, Joshua – Usyk comes pretty short in terms of anticipation compared to a potential Anthony Joshua – Tyson Fury fight.
The All-Britain fight between the two world champions had to take place this summer, but it was waved off thanks to Deontay Wilder and his trilogy fight clause.
If both Fury and “AJ” manage to get past their opponents, the fight of the century will surely take place next.
“Do I need Tyson Fury on my record? I need it,” Joshua teold Steve Bunce on the 5 Live Boxing podcast.
“Fight good fighters and they bring out the best of you. We need it for boxing,” he adds.
“Training camp is hard. To get better is very difficult in boxing. To fight Tyson Fury is a big challenge. I’m going to put that pressure on myself to actually get better. But it’s what we all need, I need it. Come on, let’s see how good I am.
“Let’s see how far I can take myself during this period. It’ll be a good challenge mentally. Not about him, but because I actually want to do well. When I wake up in the morning early and I’m tired, my body’s battered, I still go out and do what I do. It’s great rewards and only someone like Fury can give that to me.”