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Calzaghe: Fury vs Joshua biggest British fight of all time

Former 2-weight world champion, Joe Calzaghe has been speaking to Sky Sports about the magnitude of an all British heavyweight showdown between the undefeated combatants who have both held the unified world heavyweight championship, Tyson Fury (25-0) and Anthony Joshua (19-0) can be the “biggest British fight of all time.”

There has been a long back and forth on social media between both combatants teasing the eventuality of a mammoth showdown between the two undefeated British champions and many have called for the fight to happen, most recently Joshua did after defeating Klitschko in April but Fury is on a hiatus from the ring, awaiting a resolution to his UK Anti-Doping hearing, after he tested positive for benzoylecgonine, one of the key components in cocaine.

I would love to see Tyson Fury get back into shape, because I think it would be the biggest British fight of all time,” Calzaghe told Sky Sports, when discussing the significance of this matchup.

Calzaghe expanded on his thoughts by saying “A great fight for Britain, it would be a world title fight, because remember Tyson Fury beat Klitschko a lot more comfortably than Anthony Joshua.” Joe went on to break down the fight from a tactical standpoint and argued the fight makes for “A great mix of styles. I would love to see that fight.”

Calzaghe also touched on the other major player in the heavyweight division, WBC Champion Deontay Wilder, Calzaghe thinks Joshua deals with Wilder pretty handily and continued the stress that Fury makes for a tougher matchup for Joshua. I think Tyson Fury would be tougher for Joshua, just because of the way he boxes,” said the Welshman. “I fancy ‘AJ’ to knock out Wilder, but it will be pretty entertaining while it lasts.

“Fingers crossed, he will hopefully take care of business at the weekend, and see Tyson Fury get back in shape. That would be a good fight.” Calzaghe concluded ahead of Saturday’s heavyweight showdown.