Anthony Joshua has been called out by Tyson Fury who says the pair should fight in December if the Gypsy King’s trilogy rematch with Deontay Wilder falls through. Joshua and Fury hold all the belts in the heavyweight division.
Joshua won back the WBA, WBO and IBF world titles from Andy Ruiz Jr in December, having lost them in the summer.
Fury, meanwhile, knocked Wilder out in the seventh round back in February, picking up the WBC strap in the process.
Fury is contracted to fight Wilder again while AJ has a mandatory obligation with Kubrat Pulev to fulfil.
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There are doubts, however, over whether Wilder will be ready in December.
And Fury says that if that’s the case, he wants to take on Joshua in December, rather than wait for the Bronze Bomber.
“Here we go. If Wilder don’t happen, let’s do Joshua in December,” he said.
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“Why not? It’s a boxing match, let’s get it on.
“I’m ready to go now. I could fight him in that ring tonight, it don’t really matter, I’d still kick his ass.
“If I was in their position, had a chance at glory to go to America and beat Wilder, but they didn’t take it.
“So I had to come out of retirement, set about him a couple of times, take the number one spot, take all the glory, and now they’re all looking up to me.
“He must be looking up thinking, ‘Do you know what? That could’ve been me.”
“But it wasn’t, so it is what it is. It’s their own fault. It’s played a massive part in how it’s all panned out now.
“They’ve gotta come through me, so I’m saying, ‘Grow a pair, come see the champ.’”
Joshua is likely going to face Pulev in early December while Fury vs Wilder 3 is tentatively scheduled for December 19.
The pair have verbally agreed to fight twice next year, with dates and a venue yet to be agreed.
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