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Joshua Aims To Jump Ahead of Fury Trilogy To Face Wilder in 2020

WBO, IBF, WBA, IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is very motivated to jumped right over a Tyson Fury trilogy to finalize a showdown with WBC world champion Deontay Wilder.

Wilder is scheduled to face Fury in a rematch on February 22 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Joshua will make a mandatory defense of his four belts against either Kubrat Pulev or Oleksandr Usyk.


There is a clause in the Wilder-Fury rematch, where a trilogy fight will take place - regardless of the outcome.

But if Wilder, the British superstar is not willing to allow Fury to face him for a third time in 2020.

Joshua is already making moves to make sure the right off is made to Wilder to secure him this year.

"We've had meetings. That same meeting with Usyk's manager, afterwards we had another meeting to potentially put an offer in to solidify [a fight with Wilder] before they have even had their fight, and before I have my next fight," Joshua told Sky Sports News.

"Everyone wants Wilder to win because [a fight with me] is what everyone wants to see. Wilder has a great right hand, I have a great left hand. It is a great boxing match. We had a meeting about that. It has great potential. I heard [Wilder and Fury] have a third fight lined up towards the end of the year but we have to throw a curveball in there.

"Something that gets Wilder's attention providing he wins so that he thinks to himself: 'Even though I have a rematch clause, I'll see how I can manipulate my contract, get out of it, and fight for the undisputed championship'."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Jkp on 02-01-2020

[QUOTE=Angeljuice;20361719]Fact: Deontay Wilder has actively avoided all the best fighters of his generation. Of course AJ hasn't fought the other two of the top 3, Wilder refuses to fight him and Fury is busy fighting Wilder with rematch clause after…

Comment by DaNeutral. on 02-01-2020

[QUOTE=alexguiness;20361786]Getting pretty tired of Joshua's comments trying to stay relevant. He will only do what Eddie tells him. And that does NOT include fighting either Wilder or Fury in 2020 - probably not 2021 either. A re-match with Klitsckho would…

Comment by alexguiness on 02-01-2020

Getting pretty tired of Joshua's comments trying to stay relevant. He will only do what Eddie tells him. And that does NOT include fighting either Wilder or Fury in 2020 - probably not 2021 either. A re-match with Klitsckho would…

Comment by Angeljuice on 02-01-2020

[QUOTE=Jkp;20360563]Look at the facts. Not gossip you hear on internet. 2 of the top 3 are proven keen to fight. they have already fought and are confirmed for another fight. While AJ only interested in mismatches, he got destroyed by…

Comment by Jkp on 01-31-2020

[QUOTE=Angeljuice;20359900]That was AN offer, this was ANOTHER. £15m turned down £100m (3 fights) turned down Now anybody who tries to get Wilder to fight AJ is sacked on the spot. All this evidence and you still believe AJ is ducking?…

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