Following Anthony Joshua’s comfortable victory over Kubrat Pulev, the boxing world’s attention turns to the fight EVERYBODY wants to see.
It feels like we’re ever-so-slightly edging closer to that bout between Tyson Fury and Joshua, which would undoubtedly become one of the biggest fights in heavyweight boxing history.
As speculation kicks into overdrive, an old interview with Tyson Fury has resurfaced, in which he talks about sparring a young Joshua in 2010.
“I came up yesterday from Manchester and I went down to Finchley Boxing Club,” Fury revealed to BBC Radio 5Live‘s Mike Costello and Steve Bunce.
“I sparred with the ABA Champion, Anthony Joshua. He’s red hot him. He’s very good.
“He’s very good. To be honest with you, I thought I’m only going to take it easy because he’s only an amateur and he probably won’t spar again if I go mad.
“He’s rushed out at me… BASH, he gave me a big upper cut right in the point of the chin.
“If I had a bit of a weak chin like David Price, I’d have been knocked out for a month.”
“He’s very, very, very good. He’s only young, watch out for that name! Anthony Joshua. He is one prospect for the future.
“I’m a good prospect. I rate myself as one of the top heavyweights in the world. He came out at me for three rounds and he gave me a beating.
“I thought, ‘Oh my God, an amateur’s killing me!’. The kid’s only 20, and I’m a handful myself, but for him to put up a good performance like that against a top prospect in me, I think he’s one for the future.
“I would say he’s the best amateur boxer in this country, super heavyweight, by a mile.”
Fury was also due to fight this month, however that never materialised, meaning it’s unclear what comes next for the Gypsy King. However with fans unlikely to return to sporting arenas any time soon, it’s hard to imagine the super-fight taking place in the coming months.
Promoters will no doubt want a full arena when Fury and Joshua meet, so expect to see both fighters have at least one more opponent before any meeting materialises.
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