Tyson Fury says yes to heavyweight title fight with Anthony Joshua
- Author: Julie Sanders May 06, 2017,
May 06, 2017, 19:14
While many are talking about Anthony Joshua's massive win this weekend over Wladimir Klitschko, a lot of fight fans will also wonder if Joshua be facing Tyson Fury anytime soon.
Anthony Joshua was definitely made to work for the biggest payday of his young career.
"I never want to be in those type of fights, but if I have to be I don't want to crumble".
Trainer Robert McCracken was not overly swayed by the prospect of a Klitschko rematch given the comprehensive nature of his fighter's stoppage, although Joshua would be seemingly happy to honour such a clause.
Anthony Joshua is the real deal.
Joshua flew at Klitschko from the bell in round 10 and landed a crisp right to partisan roars, while the session ended with his foe crunching a brilliant short right to stop the 27-year-old in his tracks. How am I feeling at the minute?
"Come on, is that what you want to see?" I need to analyze and see what the heck happened. "It's more likely to be (Cardiff's) Millennium Stadium if it's in the UK". As I said from the get-go, it will be a boxing classic and the best man will win. "But I just want to fight everyone - I'm really enjoying this right now".
"I don't feel like someone who lost". I kept hearing the "obsession and the passion" to get victory.
Joshua took time to regroup before a final assault launched by a devastating uppercut in round 11, with Klitschko subsequently going to ground twice and being stopped on his feet.
"Let's just remember it was tough fight for Klitschko and it was a tough fight for Joshua".
Just five years removed from winning an Olympic gold medal in London, Joshua stopped a fighter who dominated the heavyweight division for almost a decade.
Smelling blood, Klitschko came back with a right hook in the sixth to knock Joshua down for the first time in his career, with the Watford-born fighter struggling to stay in the fight. I don't fear anybody and I'm not scared to go to anybody's house. "I was pretty sure it was going to be my night so I took my time".
Another option for Joshua is a rematch with Klitschko, the Ukrainian great saying post-fight that he would consider his future but would only fight on against the London 2012 Olympic gold medalist.
"As I said I'm not ideal but I'm trying", said Joshua, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist who was fighting for only the 19th time as a pro. "I was planning to do it".
"(I learnt) that I can knock out anyone. "Sometimes you have to ride a few shots and take a few shots before pushing on for victory".