Anthony Joshua, heavyweight champion for the WBA, FIB and OMB, revealed that in the best scenario he would like to fight against the winner of Tyson fury vs. Deontay Wilder.
“Both of them (AJ and Fury) We have important fights in our careers, they are fights 50-50, which is very good for boxing at the end of the day, ”said the Briton. “Inevitably I have a rematch clause in case the worst happens. I’m not sure about the situation Fury. If I lose, I will fight again with (Oleksandr) Usyk, (the undisputed combat) is put on hold ”.
This Saturday, September 25, AJ will defend their belts against Oleksandr Usyk, who is undefeated in 18 fights.
Joshua He led him nearly 20 pounds at the weigh-in, after scoring 250 pounds to the 221.75 of the Ukrainian, which is the heaviest weight in his professional career.
“If I win (against Usyk), I will fight against one of them ”, he confessed. “If Fury I win, I will fight with Fury. Follow Wilder, I will fight with Wilder. Yes Fury wins and doesn’t take the fight against me, because he says he wants another fight, I think he said he wants to Dillian (Whyte) or (Dereck) Chisora first, or something like that, then I’ll go with Wilder”.
Joshua wants Wilder-Fury winner
For much of 2021, teams from Joshua and Fury they were negotiating to unify the division of the heavy weights.
However, a judge ruled in favor of Deontay Wilder, who requested a rematch with Tyson for the fight they held in February 2020.
For this reason, Joshua took the mandatory combat of the FIB in view of Usyk and Fury will defend the heavyweight championship of the CMB in view of Deontay.
“Either of these fighters are good, they have both been champions,” he said. AJ. “Fury he will make his first title defense in two weeks. Wilder he defended the belt several times so they are good, they both come in 50-50 in terms of where they are in their careers and I will fight them anytime, win, lose or draw. “
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