Anthony Joshua has shown that he really will let his fighting do his talking.
The British boxer has been called out multiple times this week by Tyson Fury, the Gypsy King referring to AJ as a “weightlifter”, yet he hasn’t bitten once.
Many boxers would realise an opportunity to bring about some excitement ahead of a highly-anticipated heavyweight clash and respond, but not Joshua.
It’s part of the reason why Joshua is considered unlike any other boxer who has come before him. David Haye had to resort to some incredibly distasteful remarks ahead of his first encounter against Tony Bellew earlier in the year, while Joshua creates a buzz purely through his talent.
The 28-year-old extended his record to 20-0 with a TKO victory over Carlos Takam at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff last month, paving the way for a memorable 2018.
WBC champion Deontay Wilder called Joshua out after his win over Bermane Stiverne last night, while Joseph Parker is also rumoured to be interested in facing the 2012 Olympic champion.
Everyone wants Fury v Joshua
But one fight all British fans would love to see is Joshua against Fury, who seems intent on making a return to the ring.
Both are unbeaten and have shown their worth with impressive wins over Wladimir Klitschko.
Fury: There haven't been talks about AJ fight
Contrary to recent comments from Eddie Hearn, Fury recently told iFL TV that he hasn’t spoken to Joshua’s promoter about the potential fight.
“I’ve had no talks, I don’t know what’s going on at the moment,” Fury said.
Hearn responded to Fury's comment
iFL TV then put the topic to Hearn, who responded by
“Yeah I was making it up,” Hearn joked.
“When I say we’ve had a chat, we haven’t had a meeting.
“I’ve had chats with him, but I think it’s pretty obvious what we all want to do, what everybody wants to do.
"He wants to fight Anthony Joshua, Anthony Joshua wants to fight Tyson Fury, and I’m the man who can make that happen.
“But there’s no point talking about it at the moment now is there,” Hearn adds, before reference is made to Fury’s issues with the British Boxing Board of Control and UK Anti-Doping.
“So let’s get that cleaned up, wrapped up, know where he’s going on that, and once that’s done, he’s gonna talk to everybody I would guess.”
Amid all the excitement about a potential Fury v Joshua fight, we should all remember that Fury is in need of a new boxing licence.
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