Following a FaceTime from Tyson Fury last year, Anthony Joshua is revealed to have casually challenged his fellow Brit to a super heavyweight fight.
A video previewing the second episode of documentary ‘Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King’ shows Fury FaceTiming AJ in a pub.
Having just video-called Joshua to find out how he was doing, AJ said: “I’ve just been training. Keeping my life simple. What’s been happening? Everything’s good? Family good?”
The heavyweights subsequently enjoyed a quick chat, with Fury casually sipping a pint of beer.
Joshua then asked the question every boxing fan wanted the answer to: “When are we fighting? It sounds like 2021.”
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To which the ‘Gypsy King’ replied: “When are we fighting? Behave yourself!
“I only called to say hello!”
The catch up took place before Fury’s victory over Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin last year, which the world heavyweight lineal champion claimed a unanimous points victory.
Should Fury emerge victorious from his encounter with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder this Saturday, an all-British unification fight will almost certainly be lined up.
Joshua said: “I think it has to be in the UK to be fair, but I will never let a location get in the way of a mega fight.”
Other potential fights have also been rumoured for both Fury and AJ, however, with a third fight between Wilder and Fury already being discussed, while the WBC mandatory, another fellow Brit Dillian Whyte’s name, has also been mentioned.
AJ himself has also got to get past mandatory challengers in Kubrat Pulev and Oleksandr Usyk as well.
One thing is clear, however, the Fury vs Joshua fight is a British boxing dream that both the fighters and the fans would love to be a part of.
Episode two of 'Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King' airs tonight, Thursday February 20 at 9pm, on ITV1.News Now - Sport News