Tyson Fury recently announced that he will be back in April 2018 and fight at least three times.
Be ready to fight in April 2018 in a great fight! & again in the summer in a mega fight! & again in back end of year. 3 big fights in 2018.
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) October 12, 2017
Three fights, three opponents and if Fury does actually come back – a massive clash against Anthony Joshua will be inevitable.
In a recent interview with Talk Sport, Joshua revealed that he’s been in contact with Fury and the two have had brief chats. Joshua definitely wants the fight and promises that it will happen eventually.
“We speak, man. But not like talking ‘what’s happening mate,’ it’s ‘I’m going to knock you out, trust me’. Me and him will get down and dirty real soon, it’s just fighting talk. I managed to contact him, he managed to contact me and everything you probably see on social is the same thing that happens behind the scenes,” said Joshua.
Joshua stated that boxing does need Fury back.
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) October 18, 2017
“But besides all that, if there’s anything I can do to help support and help him get back in ring, I would do because we need people like him it brings out the best in the sport, it brings eyes to the sport and it benefits everyone.
How to beat Tyson Fury? Here’s Joshua’s response and the heavyweight champion also gives an interesting take on Tyson Fury’s troubles with the Boxing Board of Control.
“He’s not like the champions we know of. He’s a different animal, a different breed. 6 foot 9, rangy, so I think the way to beat Tyson Fury is like a Mike Tyson style. But you need a lot of energy and you need to be fit and strong. Cause if not, he’s going to play with you,” explained ‘AJ’.
Fury’s troubles with Anti-Doping and the British Boxing Board of Control have been well documented. Joshua himself is also no stranger to controversy. Back in 2012 he was arrested by the police and eventually plead guilty to drug dealing. Fury has admitted to using cocaine and Joshua says if were him – they would ban ‘AJ’ for good.
“Imagine if that was ‘AJ’? Alleged cocaine use? Ex-drug dealer… if this was me I’d be written off. Talking about fighting next year, they would not have me fighting at all. I remember when I was an amateur and I got in trouble, they banned me from the whole of amateur boxing and I nearly had to turn pro. And these fighters wanna talk about politics all the time…we all go through it. I hope he gets over his situation, but we’ve all been through certain circumstances,” commented Joshua in a recent interview with IFL TV.
He then continued.
“A year before the Olympics they kicked me off the GB team, I couldn’t even fight in the ABA’s. We all have politics. I hope he sorts his situation out but I know what it’s like because I’ve been through it as well. He’s just gotta hold tight and stay in there,” told the WBA, IBO, and IBF World heavyweight champion.