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Joshua: I Thought Fury Beat Wilder, Fury is Huge Fight For Me

IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua believes Tyson Fury did more than enough to deserve a decision win over WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

Wilder and Fury fought last month to a controversial twelve round split draw at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Joshua would love to face either boxer next - but that's not likely to happen, as both fighters are likely going to collide in a rematch in the coming months.


Joshua is scheduled to return on April 13 at Wembley Stadium in London.

His main target for the last few months has been Wilder - but he would also love to face Fury in a stadium fight as well.

"That would be massive. I would love to," Joshua told The Graham Norton Show.

"The fight that Wilder and Fury had, I felt that Fury won, so it would be amazing to have two British heavyweights and we would be combining the belts up.

"In the eyes of a lot of people, Fury is a champion as such. We're the top three, so I would love to fight him. Even though he hasn't got a belt, it's still fighting one of the top three."

Joshua believes Wilder overlooked the abilities of Fury, who was coming back from a very long layoff.

Fury had been inactive from November 2015 to June 2018. He took part in two easy fights, and then went straight to Wilder to end off the year. He entered the ring as a heavy underdog and shocked a lot of experts with his inspiring performance. 

"Three years is a long time to take out and I think it was a good name, but he must have thought it was an easy fight, because he thought he was getting him when he was a bit cold," said Joshua.

"Tyson Fury is very talented, very skilled and showed that to the world when he boxed him, so it ended in a draw."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Bossman15 on 09-10-2019

[QUOTE=LDBC Slayer;19463740]Hearn offered Fury a deal with 4 fights the last one being aj he said, he said nooooo[/QUOTE] You forgot that Fury said he would face Joshua in his first fight back trying to give Fury a lowball offer…

Comment by Batfink on 01-28-2019

What on earth is going on?!? Is there a Joshua fight on April 13 or not? I simply cannot understand how we are heading into February 2019 and still no opponent. This has to be ranked as an epic fail…

Comment by Toffee on 01-27-2019

[QUOTE=LoadedWraps;19468258][FONT="Verdana"][COLOR="Navy"]You just quoted one boyo.[/COLOR][/FONT][/QUOTE] Self praise is no recommendation.

Comment by LoadedWraps on 01-27-2019

[QUOTE=Toffee;19466987]Do I think Fury can beat Joshua? Yes. Do I think Fury should currently be ranked above Joshua? Absolutely not. Show me all these credible experts ranking Fury above Joshua.[/QUOTE] [FONT="Verdana"][COLOR="Navy"]You just quoted one boyo.[/COLOR][/FONT]

Comment by LoadedWraps on 01-27-2019

[QUOTE=Toffee;19465239]1. Yes there are 3 huge names in the division right now and only 2 can fight at a time. If Wilder fights Fury then one of them loses. When they're done, Joshua will still hold 3 belts, still be…

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