Anthony Joshua admits to Tyson Fury as he wants to make a ‘statement’ against Oleksandr Usyk.
The battle between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk has been set for September 25th.
If Anthony Joshua survives his next fight against Oleksandr Usyk, he has hinted that he still wants a rematch with Tyson Fury. In addition, the Gypsy King faces a huge challenge in the form of a third bout versus Deontay Wilder.
After the paperwork between the camps was finalized, Joshua is slated to fight Usyk on September 25th at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
AJ will defend his WBA, WBO, and IBF titles against the Ukrainian, who had previously established himself as the undisputed cruiserweight champion.
He has recently moved up to the glitz and glamour of heavyweights, winning both of his fights thus far, including one against former world title challenger Derek Chisora.
Both Joshua and Usyk have a strong amateur resume, having won gold medals in the London 2012 Olympics.
Usyk earned his Olympic gold in the division below Joshua because he is naturally smaller and lighter.
“When I get into that ring, no matter how wonderful a guy I am, it’s about winning,” AJ recently told Sky Sports.
“It’s all about defining performances and training in the appropriate manner so that I look good, which increases my value. It’s all about making a statement.”
Indeed, if Joshua can make a statement in style against Usyk, it will make a potential bout with Tyson Fury even more enticing.
“I’m looking to do a decent job, to handle business, because I have my eyes set on other things,” AJ said, implying that a fight with Fury had been on his mind.
The Gypsy King, on the other hand, faces an incredibly difficult test in the form of American Deontay Wilder.
The heavyweight titans have clashed twice before, with the first bout ending in a draw when Fury miraculously rose off the canvas in the final round, and the second fight ending in a Fury triumph, securing one of the greatest personal comebacks in boxing history.
Despite the fact that the Gypsy King has won the most of their fights so far, Wilder still boasts lethal knockout power and will be a threat until the final bell.
Clearly, fight fans in the United Kingdom must hold their breath and hope that both Fury and Joshua are victorious. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”