Joshua Sets Sight on Unification Bout with Fury
IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua is anxiously looking forward to a potential full division unification bout with WBC champion Tyson Fury in 2021.
It could be recalled Joshua was in action earlier this month when he knocked out mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.
The stage is set on finalising a two-fight deal with Fury.
However, the only challenge in Joshua’s way is a clash with WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk.
If Usyk refuses to accept a step-aside deal, Joshua could be forced to vacate the WBO title to move forward with a highly lucrative fight against Fury.
“Will people care if I have to lose a belt to Usyk? Will I have to give one up? I am not too sure yet. I don’t want to, because it is ‘the road to undisputed’. But I know that, when I win, I will go back and fight for that belt anyway that will be my goal,” Joshua said.
Joshua emphatically said, “I want to fight Fury, beat him again in the rematch two difficult hurdles, serious fights then I will go straight back to try to fight for that title again.”
On the other side of the fence, Fury deals with a legal action brought forward by Deontay Wilder.
Back in February, Fury stopped Wilder in seven rounds to capture the WBC title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Soon after, Wilder exercised an immediate rematch clause. The contest was postponed several times, due to the coronavirus pandemic.