Unified heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua insists he’s aware of the antics of his potential next opponent Tyson Fury and he will not get involved in mind games and trash-talking before the fight that is yet to be confirmed.
The two world heavyweight kings are in negotiations for the last several months with promoters from both sides non-stop talking that “everything is almost over” and stuff like this.
Still, by the sounds of the Brits themselves, Fury vs. Joshua is closer than it’s ever been.
The WBO, IBF and WBA ‘Super’ champion is firm on his stance that Fury’s loud mouth won’t distract him from the goal – the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world.
“He (Fury) can bring whatever he wants, it don’t matter to me. The press conference antics, the fight antics, the hands behind the back, I love that stuff that’s all part of it you know that’s his job, but my job is to close the show,” Joshua told JD in their Road to Undisputed series.
“He’s a warm-up act with his antics, he’s there to do all that stuff but ultimately my job is to close the show and that’s all that matters,” Joshua said.
“For him, he said that after he fights me, maybe he fights Chisora, then he’s ready to go off into the sunset. For me, I’ve still got so much more I want to do in this boxing game, the road to undisputed is part of the journey it’s not the end to the journey.
“That’s why I know I will get past this fight because I’m looking past him, I want more, this isn’t where this stops. The fight, god-willing, will be this year, I’m saying it is going to be this year, I’m going to speak into existence and I will be victorious.”