Fury: I will beat AJ 'with one arm tied behind my back'

Anthony Joshua's dramatic 11th round knockout of Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley was more than simply a heavyweight boxing match, it was an exercise in logistical planning.

Joshua called out former champion Fury following his sensational 11th-round stoppage of Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night.

Dana White has credited Anthony Joshua with saving a dying sport after the British boxer became the IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight champion.

Fury, 28, has claimed he could beat Joshua "with one arm tied behind my back".

"We are desperate for that fight because AJ thinks he wins comfortably, it is a great fight and it is the biggest fight out there", said Hearn.

But Anthony said: "These guys will always have their door open for me; when all is said and done I'll always remember who was there when no one else was".

"I'm not going to say too much in case he wants to come back and fight me again, but in terms of the boxing Hall of Fame and the boxing arena, he's a role model in and out of the ring".

A statement by Dabiri-Erewa's media aide, Abdurrahman Balogun said Joshua's victory was not only a thing of pride to Nigerians but the whole of Africa.

Tyson Fury has made it abundantly clear that he is eager to return to the ring and face countryman Anthony Joshua, even claiming that he is ready to forego a tune-up fight despite nearly 18 months out of action. I want to go worldwide with him.

He has since climbed the ladder to be the unified World Heavyweight Boxing Champion under the British flag.

Tom Loeffler, part of Klitschko's K2 management group, confirmed the inclusion of a rematch clause in the contract and speaking on Saturday, Klitschko told Sky Sports: "Of course, we have it in the contract, I'm right now interested".

"We all saw (his career) had a life and death situation against Klitschko, but Klitschko couldn't land a glove on me".

"It will soon be time to go global", Hearn said in the Daily Telegraph.

His fight and subsequent victory against Klitschko was closely monitored and celebrated in Nigeria.

Fury, who has not fought since beating Klitschko, replied: "Let's dance".

  • Julie Sanders