Anthony Joshua Issues Message To Deontay Wilder And Tyson Fury, Predicts How Fights Would End
Anthony Joshua has fired a warning to Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury and has said he's ready to fight.
Joshua became a two time world heavyweight champion on Saturday night after defeating Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia.
The Brit was asked on Good Morning Britain if he will face Wilder or Fury next and 'AJ' said:
"I would love to make that my next fight. I'm taking it one step at a time. Whenever they are ready, they know where to find me."
The 30-year-old also emphasised that he isn't a cowardly champion and he'll face anyone.
"I'm not a running champion, I'm someone who will fight the best in the world.
"Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury are those guys.
"I would love to have the opportunity to either beat Deontay Wilder or beat Tyson Fury."
Fury and Wilder are set to clash for a second time on February 22 after a controversial draw in their first match.
'It was so nice, I had to do it twice.' :punch::punch:@anthonyfjoshua on reclaiming his Heavyweight World Titles by defeating Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia at the weekend.
Well said, champ! pic.twitter.com/lWwoqE8rOs
- Good Morning Britain (@GMB) December 9, 2019
When asked if he'd beat the duo should he meet them in the ring, Joshua replied with a confident:
"I definitely believe so. I've displayed different styles of fighting. Sometimes inside fighting, sometimes knocked fighting, sometimes a boxing man's fight.
"I believe I have their number, because I can display a variety of skills when it comes to boxing."
Joshua adopted a different style on Saturday evening and managed to evade his opponent's heavy strikes.
Despite the buzz those two fights would generate, it seems unlikely they'll be his next opponents.
IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev and WBO mandatory Oleksandr Usyk have been touted as potential opponents.
Joshua's next fight is also tipped to be in the UK.
Back in London after a week I will never forget! On to the next one! #andthenew #2time @dazn_usa @skysportsboxing @diriyahseason pic.twitter.com/jP1Pefu9tl
- Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) December 9, 2019
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is being lined up as a potential venue and promoter Eddie Hearn has said they're 'keen to do it'.
It'd be his first match on home soil since 2018 after overseas ventures to America and Saudi Arabia for the Ruiz Jr series.
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