Joshua wants Fury's WBC belt to become undisputed heavyweight champ

By Sports Desk November 07, 2020

Anthony Joshua wants to become the undisputed heavyweight champion, warning "I'm keen on getting my hands on" Tyson Fury's WBC title.

A deal for two 2021 fights between Fury (30-0-1) and WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO holder Joshua (23-1) was agreed in principle in June.

Joshua, who reclaimed his belts by beating Andy Ruiz in a rematch last December, will defend his titles against Kubrat Pulev next month.

But Joshua is eyeing Fury and the full collection of heavyweight championships, telling Sky Sports: "It's always been my wish. Not just the WBC but competing with the toughest challenges that the heavyweight division has to offer.

"That's the only way to get better, right? You have a tough night, you go back again, you improve whether you win or lose.

"Fighting for the WBC would be an honour. It's a prestigious belt, it's one that I'm keen on getting my hands on.

"When the time is right, the opportunity will present itself."

Meanwhile, Tyson Fury's brother Tommy also discussed the upcoming heavyweight blockbuster.

"I'm not being biased but the Joshua fight will be the easiest fight of Tyson's career," Tommy Fury told Press Box HR. "Tyson's an all-around better fighter than Joshua. Joshua's a great champion and achieved a lot in his career but Tyson's just on that next level.

"There's not anything that Joshua does that poses a threat. He comes forward and he throws a one-two, a hook and the occasional uppercut - that's it.

"For my money, Wilder would have had his way with Joshua. Wilder's a lot more explosive and a harder hitter, so if Tyson has done that to Wilder, what is he gonna do to Joshua? The Joshua fight would be a foregone conclusion.

"If Tyson chose to box, Joshua wouldn't get near him. If Tyson wants to fight AJ like he did Wilder then he ain't going to win that battle because Tyson is six-feet-nine inches, nearly 20 stone and has got big, big firepower now. If a massive puncher like Wilder couldn't do anything with that, what's Joshua going to do?

"Joshua is a big man but he's musclebound and in the late rounds that will have an effect. As we've seen in a lot of Joshua's fights, when he's been in a proper fight, he has gassed out. Round six, seven and eight he has become sloppy and that's when I think Tyson will get him out of there."

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