News | Jun 21 2016

Anthony Joshua adamant Tyson Fury fight will happen

Anthony Joshua says winning the IBF title is just the starting point, writes John Dennen
Anthony Joshua
Anthony-Joshua  |  Lawrence Lustig/Matchroom

THE appeal of Anthony Joshua taking on Tyson Fury looms over the heavyweight division. “I’m interested in Fury, it’s a big fight, a really big fight,” Joshua says. “For me as a fighter it would be a class fight to fight the big names.”

Of course, in the near future, Joshua is defending his IBF heavyweight title against Dominic Breazeale, a bout which has a certain logic. “It’s a voluntary [defence], he’s had the same amount of fights,” Anthony said. “He’s tall so he’s good preparation so they’re looking at it in that aspect. I didn’t think I’d be fighting him, I thought I’d be fighting [Eric] Molina… That didn’t happen, [Breazeale was] an easy person to work with.”

But by winning the IBF crown, Joshua knows he is on a path that will lead him to Fury, the holder of the WBO and WBA heavyweight titles. “These fights will happen, I’ll make sure they happen because that’s my way of giving back but in the meanwhile I understand what I’m doing and that’s what matters to me,” he said.