Junior Fa: I'm in U.S. Sparring With Wilder, I Want Joshua on June 1

WBO # 8 Junior Fa 17-0 (10 KO’s) wasted no time putting his hand up to fight Anthony Joshua after Jarrell Miller lost the fight of a lifetime when failing a doping test.

“I can’t believe Miller has missed this massive opportunity,” stated Fa. “I’m fit and ready to face Joshua! I’m here, right now in the USA sparring WBC heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder.”

While the search continues for a suitable opponent for Joshua, Matchroom and DAZN have already seen several top contenders making themselves unavailable to fight June 1.


“I get it, Matchroom are looking for an American opponent for Anthony’s debut fight in NYC,” said Fa. “But what’s even more shocking than Miller failing his test is all the big names not ready to take a fight with 7 weeks notice.”

Fa continued: “I don’t make excuses and I don’t need 3 months notice like other fighters. I’m ready to go now! I’ve fought in the USA three times. I’m undefeated, world rated and carry two wins in the amateurs over Joseph Parker plus I have an iconic New Yorker as my promoter in Lou DiBella. Mr Hearn give Lou a call!”

I asked the manager of DiBella Entertainment’s Asia Pacific region Brendan Bourke his thoughts on the potential bout and he had the following to say: “DAZN in particular want an American opponent, we understand that but potential opponents seem to be knocking back the fight at an ever increasing rate. If more top rated fighters say no then Junior Fa is ready! He’s sparring Wilder right now. I’d like to say Junior's trainer Doug Viney and manager Mark Keddell need a special mention here as they have Junior ready in peak condition all year round.”

Junior Fa concluded “End of the day Joshua is the guy I’m targeting. It doesn’t matter if it’s June 1 or sometime next year. I’ve sparred many rounds with Anthony, and his team know I’m a dangerous mobile heavyweight puncher and that’s probably not what they're looking for right now considering he’s been training for a basic walk up fighter.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Mick Higgs on 04-20-2019

A Joe Joyce Commonwealth defence against Junior Fa works well for me!

Comment by Deontay Wilder on 04-20-2019

[QUOTE=Kiowhatta;19673485] Junior Fa, Joe Joyce and Daniel Dubois are the three major up and coming prospects at HW. [/QUOTE] Jefe Ajagba is the leader of the pack. The head honcho, the boss, the top dog. The heir to Wilder's throne…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 04-20-2019

At least he is willing to step up to the plate

Comment by landotter on 04-20-2019

I have watched Fa fight. He is pedestrian and not ready for Joshua, but he at least has a boxing pulse and would bring an honest effort. I have enjoyed what I have seen of him, but he is strictly…

Comment by Califire209 on 04-20-2019

Can't be calling the Champs name without having a viable opponent on your resume that you defeated, at this point Michael Hunter's resume is crapping all over JF

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