Anthony Joshua believes that he is more likely to exercise the mandatory defense of his title than OMB against Oleksander usyk in 2021, before a unification duel against the also English Tyson fury, champion CMB.
“When I look at Fury, I see great talent, but I don’t know if it comes or goes, “he said. Anthony Joshua to ESPN. «I don’t know if he is going to fight Deontay Wilder, or if you are not going to fight Wilder. If you are going to fight Agit Kabayel, or if you are not going to fight Kabayel«.
Will there be a Joshua and Fury fight in 2021?
Joshua says that even Tyson fury He announced that they would have a fight, and it did not materialize.
“The (Fury) announced that he was going to fight me, “he said Joshua. “Then the contract was not signed and we are not going to fight.”
So, Anthony Joshua see more likely to face Oleksandr Usyk to fulfill its mandatory defense of the OMB.
«Then you have to Usyk and it seems to be congruent, ” Joshua. «You hear that he will be fighting with Derek Chisora And it does. You hear that I would fight Chazz witherspoon and it does. I want people who are serious. Yes Fury It is serious, the fight will take place ».
The truth is that Anthony Joshua you want a fight against Tyson fury, but he does not see respect, credibility and seriousness in the words of his compatriot. That is why he has let it be known that once Fury comply with what you say, the fight will be done immediately.
“Honestly, I’m looking forward to putting myself to the test,” he said. Joshua. “Be supposed to Fury He’s got a real boxing IQ so he’s going to be a really good challenge. I really want to compete with him (Fury), no problem. But only if he’s ready, because that’s another story because of the problems he’s faced during his career. “
Oleksandr Usyk is the rival that Joshua sees the most viable
Anthony Joshua considers that, for all that, that it is more likely to face Usyk what to Fury in 2021.
“I don’t know what will happen in 2021, but if I had to bet all my money, I would say that I will be fighting against Usyk“, said Joshua. “Why Usyk is with Matchroom Boxing, easy fight (to do), and his record shows when he says he’s going to fight someone, he does. “