Joshua promises he will fight Fury in the future

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Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk

WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight World Championship

25 September 2021

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London


Ahead of his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight World Championship bout with Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua has promised that he will face fellow Brit and long-time rival Tyron Fury in the future.


‘AJ’ and ‘The Cat’ will meet on Saturday 25 September at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. Joshua and Fury looked set to finally meet after years of enmity, but ‘The Gypsy King’ was mandated to fight Deontay Wilder for a third time.

Tyson Fury
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“We were meant to have fought by now and here we are talking about it,” Joshua explained. “But it will happen. I know what people are saying about boxing politics, but I’ll promise before the end of my career I will have done everything in my power to fight Tyson Fury.


“We saw it with Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao (not fighting until they were beyond their primes) but that was a superstar fight. Me and Fury is streets, two warriors, two fighters who have come from the amateur system in the UK, and have taken the world by storm. We’ll get it on in Britain.

Oleksandr Usyk
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“Don’t worry about age, boxing politics, don’t worry about the American dollar. This is a British UK fight which can happen at Wembley, Tottenham, the O2, York Hall. I look at it less as a mega-fight for the world and more from the point of view that we are guys who first met in Finchley ABC. It is a grassroots fight.”


Yet Joshua will do well not to underestimate his upcoming opponent, who boasts an unbeaten record (18-0, 13 KO) and took down a notable British fighter, Derek Chisora, via unanimous decision after 12 rounds a year ago.


Tale of the tape


Anthony Joshua

Nickname: AJ

Nationality: British

Age: 31

Record: 24-1 (22 KO)

Height: 198cm

Reach: 208cm

Stance: Orthodox

- WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight World Champion

- 2012 Olympic Games, Gold Medal winner, Super-heavyweight


Oleksandr Usyk

Nickname: The Cat

Nationality: Ukrainian

Age: 34

Record: 18-0 (13 KO)

Height: 191cm

Reach: 198cm

Stance: Southpaw

- 2012 Olympic Games, Gold Medal winner, Heavyweight

- WBO mandatory challenger


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Published: 09/22/2021