Anthony Joshua Confirms Summer Fight and Calls Out Tyson Fury
Former two-time world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua made a triumphant return to the ring on Saturday night, winning a unanimous decision over Jermaine Franklin. Joshua dominated proceedings, proving that he is ready to re-establish himself among the world’s top heavyweights.
Speaking after the fight, Joshua wasted no time in calling out his next opponent, Tyson Fury. “I try and provide for the fans, I know who the fans want – who do the fans want? They said Fury, yeah? The ball is in his court. I would be 100 per cent honoured to compete for the WBC Championship of the world. Wherever you are, if you are listening, you know my management, you know my promoter, we’ve had dialogue before so let’s continue this and hopefully we can get this done sooner rather than later. We aren’t getting any younger.”
Joshua’s call-out of Fury comes at a time when talks of a prospective undisputed clash between Fury and Oleksandr Usyk have broken down. While Joe Joyce has emerged as a potential opponent for Fury, Usyk is preparing to meet mandatory WBA challenger Daniel Dubois. Apart from Fury, Joshua has also been linked to another fight against old rival Dillian Whyte, who was in attendance to watch the Olympic champion in London on Saturday night, as well as Deontay Wilder, who was notably bumped up to No. 1 in the WBA rankings over the weekend.
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