WBC champion, Tyson Fury, says he can’t wait to knock out the unified heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, when they meet in an all-British bout in 2021.
Joshua knocked out his mandatory challenger, Kubrat Pulev, in round nine after a dramatic and entertaining affair that saw the Bulgarian knocked down four times to set up a possible clash with Fury.
Joshua after the fight had indicated that he wanted a fight with Fury but will also entertain other challengers for the belt.
“I’m up for anything. Who wants to see Anthony Joshua box Tyson Fury in 2021? I started this game in 2013 and I’ve been chasing the belts ever since. Whoever has got the belt, I would love to compete with them. If that is Tyson Fury then let it be Tyson Fury,” Joshua said after the fight.
“Well there you go everyone,” he began.
“Anthony Joshua just s*** himself live on television.
“He got asked if he wants the fight and he went around the bushes and put his a*** in the hedge.
“I want the fight, I want the fight next. I’ll knock him out inside three rounds. He’s a big, bum dosser, I can’t wait to knock him out.”
Boxing promoter and Managing Director of Matchroom Sport, Eddie Hearn, says making the Joshua, Fury fight a possibility has become top priority.
“Starting from tomorrow, we make the Tyson Fury fight straight away. It’s the only fight to be made in boxing. It is the biggest fight in British boxing history,” he said after the fight.
“I know he (Joshua) wants it, He is the best heavyweight in the world, I promise you. He’ll break him down, he’ll knock him out.”
Top Rank CEO, Bob Arum tweeted after the fight, “It looks like the stage is set for the biggest Heavyweight championship fight since Ali-Frazier in 1971, when Tyson Fury meets Anthony Joshua for the undisputed crown. We at Top Rank will start on Monday working to put that fight together.”