Days after Anthony Joshua defeated the decade-long heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley, he’s apparently already booked into the ring again.
Anthony Joshua relegated Klitschko to the canvas after a career-defining 11th round win in front of 90,000 fans.
But now Tyson Fury, who vacated the two titles currently held by AJ told the Telegraph he wants to be the one to get into the ring at Wembley with the Watford-born boxing champion next.
Fury, the notorious athlete known as The Gypsy King, believes Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn has already booked AJ to fight next April.
Fury told the Telegraph:
Eddie Hearn has already booked Wembley Stadium for next April. There isn’t another stadium where it should take place. I would fight Joshua in October, but I believe Klitschko will take the rematch.
His assertions conflict with Hearn’s desire for an AJ rematch with the Klitschko. Hearn told Boxing News, “It’s one of the best fights I’ve seen, everyone wants to see it again.”
Hearn added, “It’s the biggest fight out there for Josh, other than the Fury fight and I think he wins, so why not? That’s the fight we’d like next.”
Fury went onto concede the following:
Deep down, I don’t think they want to fight me yet. Joshua struggled with Klitschko. And I took Klitschko to school, toyed with him, put my hands behind my back, literally, while he was letting his cannons go, slipping out of the way of them.
They are not ready for that. A lot of people have picked AJ to beat me, but I’ve said many times that we are in a sport called ‘the sweet science’ and it’s not a bodybuilding contest or a strongman competition.
Ever-confident, Fury said, “Joshua is an easy fight for me”.
Fans will have to wait and see whether his bark is worse than his bite.
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