Joshua ready to fight Wilder or Fury - when they are ready

Lynette Rowe
December 6, 2018

Anthony Joshua labelled Deontay Wilder a "fool" and called out the American and Tyson Fury following the duo's contentious Los Angeles draw.

Wilder's co-manager Shelly Finkel confirmed The Bronze Bomber is "very interested" in a unification fight with Joshua, and the WBA "super", IBF and WBO champion welcomed the challenge in a fiery statement on Instagram.

However, Fury doubts whether Wilder has the appetite to step in the ring with him again.

Anthony Joshua claims he is willing to fight either Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder following their controversial draw in Los Angeles on Saturday. Sports, will be immediately followed by the premiere of ALL ACCESS: WILDER vs. FURY EPILOGUE.

"To beat the champion you must dominate the champ and to me I was the more aggressive fighter and landed the more effective punches". He would love Wilder next and he has always wanted Fury. Fury rose dramatically and continued to fight until the final bell to cap an effort that will go down as one of the greatest comeback stories in all of sports.

The previously-unproven Davison, 26, had been considered a potential weakness in Fury's preparations but in only their third bout together he oversaw a performance that suggests the fighter is again the world's finest heavyweight.

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Fury's promoter Frank Warren said his team would write to the WBC demanding another bout.

Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title after the judges returned a split decision that earned much ire from pundits and fans, with most considering Fury the victor despite having to twice climb off the canvas. I just wanted the best for boxing here in America and boxing in general - which lead me to get overly anxious to knock his head off so I abandoned the game plan. "How on Earth he gave the first four rounds to Wilder, I don't know".

He added: "If everything is in the paper, I have no desire to discuss anything and let him go fight who he wants".

"They said it was going to be a boring fight".

Joshua last fought in September, when he successfully defended his belts by stopping Alexander Povetkin in seven rounds at Wembley.

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