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Anthony Joshua Eager To Face Usyk, Says Fury is a 'Bit of a Waffler'

IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua explained recently that he's looking to leapfrog over a Tyson Fury trilogy bout in order to secure a showdown with WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

Wilder will defend his title against Fury on February 22 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. There is a clause in the contract that calls for a third fight - regardless of the outcome.

Should Wilder win, Joshua plans to make a very lucrative offer - lucrative enough to make Wilder put the Fury trilogy fight on the shelf.


A few weeks ago, Joshua offered his services as a sparring partner to the Fury camp.

Not many took the gesture serious, because the two of them could potentially face each other in the ring in the next twelve months.

Joshua explained that he wanted to express his support to a countryman - despite Fury going in the other direction in the past.

"He bet on Charles Martin to beat me, he bet on Joseph Parker to beat me! He's a bit of a waffler. Fury does what Fury does. He said that he spoke to Conor McGregor on the phone? That was a lie as well," Joshua told Sky Sports.

"I'm supporting Fury because imagine the local kids being able to watch the undisputed championship fight on their doorstep. I'd love it to be here in the UK."

Joshua must first defend his belts against one of his mandatory challengers, Kubrat Pulev (IBF) or Oleksandr Usyk (WBO).

Pulev appears to be the frontrunner, but Joshua intends to fight both of them eventually.

"The one that I don't fight, I will fight eventually," Joshua said. "In the heavyweight division everyone is welcome to challenge so even if it doesn't happen first time, one of them will fight me in the future. We will end up fighting anyway.

"[Usyk is] the best cruiserweight that we've ever seen and I want to compete with him [as he] comes up to heavyweight. People say 'he's a cruiserweight' but look at what Evander Holyfield did, phenomenal fighter. Who's to say that Usyk can't go on to do great things. But before we see that potential he has to come through the big boys of the division. I'll be the first to challenge him."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by deathofaclown on 01-23-2020

Fury a bit of a waffled? Well he talks nonsense at times but at least he fights people he says he wants to. He said he wanted to fight Wilder, now he’s about to fight him for the second time.…

Comment by elfag on 01-23-2020

Of course AJ wants to fight the cruiserweight who performed poorly in his last fight. Forget the 6'9'' Fury, they could only sell out wembley in a british rivalry fight but it seems a lot safer to go with the…

Comment by Angeljuice on 01-23-2020

[QUOTE=5000boxing;20342357]Ok fuk face! Lmao!!! You're one of the stupidest morons on the site! Just another dumb cunnt salad! on Azz juice AJ's nutsack! Its wierd that I would need a dictionary to randomly choose words.. Ok.. Here's a few choice…

Comment by hugh grant on 01-23-2020

I d like usyk v wilder

Comment by 5000boxing on 01-23-2020

[QUOTE=Angeljuice;20341796]My god you don't half waffle. You are the definition of a waffler. You post a wall of words that barely create a sentence and mean absolutely nothing at all. I don't know why you post as you have nothing…

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