Anthony Joshua reveals that he wants to fight Deontay Wilder after his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk next spring, as he claims that Bronze Bomber fought Tyson Fury because he “ thought it was going to be easier than his previous fights. ”
- Anthony Joshua activated his rematch clause with Oleksandr Usyk after the loss
- Tyson Fury knocked out Deontay Wilder in the 11th round of their fight in Las Vegas
- Joshua’s defeat ended, for now, an undisputed showdown between the two Brits
- But AJ could now look to face the Bronze Bomber in the ring after their rematch.
Anthony Joshua has confirmed that he would be willing to fight Deontay Wilder after his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.
The Brit will face Usyk in the spring after activating the rematch clause in his contract following the loss of his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles to the wily Ukrainian left-hander last month.
Joshua’s loss to Usyk means that a long-awaited, all-British undisputed with Fury is off the table, for now.
Anthony Joshua (left) lost his WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles to Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (right)
The Gypsy King defeated Wilder in their Las Vegas trilogy fight after returning from a double knockdown to defend his title for the first time.
But, while all roads point towards an undisputed and appetizing showdown against WBC champion Fury over rematch winner Joshua-Usyk, AJ is considering taking on Fury’s former opponent before finally taking on the Gypsy King.
“If the fans can’t see, I’d take these fights with fighters like Wilder in a heartbeat,” Joshua said. iFL TV.
Speaking to iFL TV, Joshua confirmed that he would fight Wilder ‘in no time’
And I want people to know that I would fight anyone in their prime or at any time.
‘Give me a mandatory and I will fight anyone, I love the game and I will fight anyone.
‘I will take on any challenge as long as politics is not an issue and finances are there with these guys, people know what I’m doing.
I think Wilder fought (Tyson) Fury thinking it was going to be easier than his previous fights and got caught up in a web of trilogies.
Fury (right) retained his heavyweight title after defeating Wilder (left) with spectacular style
Wilder (center) was knocked out by Gypsy King in the 11th round of their trilogy fight.
But would he fight Wilder? Yes, I would.
Wilder’s co-manager, Shelly Finkel, revealed that the Bronze Bomber would be interested in a fight with the Briton.
‘My instinct says the big fights. He’s not on the drawing board right now, but he would love to get Fury back, ” he said. Sun.
‘It’s a massive fight [Wilder vs Joshua]Whatever happens in the Joshua-Usyk fight. ‘
Fury was disappointed after Usyk removed Joshua’s belt, causing an undisputed fight to be delayed.
Usyk did his job well and we wish him good luck. I’m not saying much about Joshua because I don’t like hitting people when they’re down, ” Fury said.
‘Was he angry that he lost before our big fight? Yes, I was. But if he’s going to get revenge, he’s going to have to do something very different in the rematch. ”
According to his wife Paris, Fury has only two years left in his professional boxing career as he heads toward retirement.
But there could be an added complication for Joshua as mandatory defenses come into play, with a 37-year-old Robert Helenius potentially next in line after winning his final WBA knockout fight against Adam Kownacki on the undercard of victory. of Fury on Wilder.
So Joshua could face a race against time to get Wilder, Helenius, and Fury on his schedule before the Gypsy King retires.
Next in line for the winner could be Robert Helenius, following his win over Adam Kownacki.