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JOSHUA: A FIGHT WITH FURY WOULD BE MASSIVE

IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is of the belief that Tyson Fury should have had his hand raised when he met with WBC champion Deontay Wilder in December.

The fight ended in controversial fashion with a split decision draw rendered much to the amazement of most, Joshua looked on eager to face either man appeared recently on the Graham Norton show saying that a fight with Fury would be massive although it is thought that Wilder remains his main target.

Joshua is due to fight on April 13th at Wembley Stadium.

“That would be massive. I would love to,” Joshua told The Graham Norton Show when asked about fighting Fury.

“The fight that Wilder and Fury had, I felt that Fury won, so it would be amazing to have two British heavyweights and we would be combining the belts up.

“In the eyes of a lot of people, Fury is a champion as such. We’re the top three, so I would love to fight him. Even though he hasn’t got a belt, it’s still fighting one of the top three.”

Joshua believes that Wilder overlooked Fury due to his inactivity, perhaps thinking that he had got Fury at the right time considering he had been out of the ring since November 2015.

“Three years is a long time to take out and I think it was a good name, but he must have thought it was an easy fight, because he thought he was getting him when he was a bit cold,” said Joshua.

“Tyson Fury is very talented, very skilled and showed that to the world when he boxed him, so it ended in a draw.”

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