If Tyson Fury defeats Deontay Wilder in December then there’s a chance that we could see the 30-year-old go head-to-head with Anthony Joshua at Wembley next April.
Back in September, Joshua even admitted that he hopes Fury beats Wilder in order to set up an all-British clash next spring.
"Hopefully we bring the belts back,” Joshua told reporters. “Fury brings the belt back and we have a massive showdown in April."
However, Fury isn’t convinced that Joshua wants to fight him. The Manchester-born boxer, furious because he felt he was being disrespected and ducked, ended up blocking both Joshua and Matchroom Boxing chief Eddie Hearn on Twitter last month in the aftermath of the Alexander Povetkin fight.
"I have to say the saddest thing ever the British fight fans will never get to see Fury vs Joshua. That's a crying shame!” Fury said in a tweet which he later deleted. "It's the biggest British fight in history of boxing in Briton but Sky [and] Matchroom have robbed the paying public again. Ask your self why don't they want this?"
Hearn then further antagonised Fury by describing him as a “most unentertaining fighter I’ve ever seen”.
This led to Fury tweeting a screenshot of a private email sent to him by Hearn from 2017 in which the promoter had tried to convince him to sign for Matchroom.
Fans of British boxing, however, will be hoping a fight between Fury and Joshua will still be successfully negotiated for next April depending on the outcome of the Wilder bout.
Joshua is rated as the narrow favourite to beat Fury by the bookmakers, although those odds could shift in Fury’s favour if he secures the WBC heavyweight title on December 1.
Joyce reveals which fighter is more talented
One man who has sparred against both fighters and knows all about their respective qualities as a result is Joe Joyce, the 33-year-old Brit who became Commonwealth champion back in May.
Having spent years sparring with Joshua at Team GB, Joyce is currently working alongside Fury.
And he’s revealed that, in his opinion, Fury is the most talented fighter he’s ever been in the ring with.
“I am getting the best possible work right now, I feel better than ever sparring Tyson, making me a better fighter as he is the most talented I’ve been in the ring with, which brings the best out of me,” he tweeted. “You would pay good money to see these spars!”
Very interesting. His comments suggest he would make Fury the favourite in a potential fight against Joshua.
Joyce’s eyebrow-raising comments have sparked a debate among boxing fans on social media.
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