Anthony Joshua offers to spar with Tyson Fury ahead of Deontay Wilder rematch

Anthony Joshua believes that it would be easier to arrange a fight with fellow Brit Tyson Fury rather than WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

But not only that, he has also offered to spar with his long-term rival in order to help him defeat the American.

Speaking to Sky Sports about the potential bout with Tyson Fury, AJ said: “I honestly think that Fury would fight me quicker than Wilder would.

“Can you imagine that fight on British soil?”

Joshua also added that he would be happy to help Fury prepare for the fight with the American, and the Gypsy King has since responded to Joshua’s Sky Sports interview via his Instagram account.

Joshua initially said: “Fury, if you need me for sparring, we’re going to fight one day. I’ve sparred Tyson Fury when we were kids anyway. I would go out to America and spar Tyson Fury and get him ready for this Wilder fight.

“I would like that fight, because I think Fury would fight me faster than Wilder would.”

To which Fury replied with: “When I beat Wilder I would love to fight you AJ, and I would love to have you in camp and workout for this fight and give Deontay Wilder a proper beating.”

When asked about how far away a potential unification bout with Wilder is, Joshua said: “It still puzzles me why it so difficult to pin this man down. I fought Charles Martin for the IBF Championship, Joseph Parker for the WBO Championship and Andy Ruiz. This is the man that I need to pin down.

“This is not about me this is about our sport and our legacy.”

Joshua has been unable to agree a fight with the American to date; instead Wilder has produced wins over Joshua’s former opponent Dominic Breazeale and Cuban boxer Luis Ortiz this year.

It is thought that Tyson Fury is set to be Wilder’s next opponent in February 2020 after the first fight between the pair ended in a draw last December.

When asked who would win, Joshua said: “Honestly I think Fury might beat Deontay Wilder next time out “He has some resemblances with his movement and style and if you listen to what he says you can here that his role models in Muhammad Ali.”

It is thought that Joshua will find out his next opponent in the coming days, with IBF mandatory Kubrat Pulev the most likely.

Pulev was scheduled to fight Joshua back in October 2017, but had to pull out through a shoulder injury.

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