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I’m coming for your WBC belt -Joshua dares Fury

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Anthony Joshua has promised to win the coveted World Boxing Council (WBC) belt currently held by his fellow Briton, Tyson Fury.

Fresh from a flawless victory over Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia, Joshua, the former WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion, accepted the challenge of gunning for the belt.

It could however be WBA, IBF and WBO champion, Alexander Usyk, who eventually fights Joshua as he (Usyk) is set to fight Fury in a two-pronged unification bout.

Joshua welcomed a blockbuster bout against the winner of Fury vs Usyk encounter.

With Fury watching from ringside, Joshua admitted that he is waiting to see who emerges victorious when the WBC king faces unified champion Usyk in Riyadh on May 18.

Asked if his target is the Fury vs Usyk winner, Joshua said: “Yes it is!”

“With Ngannou tonight, if I was the old AJ, it would have been strength versus strength, a fight that would have taken years out of my career, but because of my progression, the sacrifice I’ve made, I’ve been able to go in there and take little punishment.

“You have to be a student of the game to put on performances like that. It doesn’t do much for my career,” he stated.

Referring to Fury and Usyk, he added: “If they want me they can come knocking at my door. I just want to be my best each and every time. Nothing changes for me.

“If they do knock on the door, I say let’s go.”

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn echoed this challenge, saying: “You are looking at the baddest man on the planet. The No 1 heavyweight in the world.

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Hearn insists his fighter is the ‘best heavyweight in the world’ after his stunning KO win over Francis Ngannou.

“There’s a brilliant fighter down there in Tyson Fury. Please beat Oleksandr Usyk, because you will get the biggest fight of all time.”

Joshua has rebounded with four straight victories after back-to-back points losses to Usyk and admits he adopted a more clinical approach under the guidance of new trainer Ben Davison.


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