On Saturday, December 12, 2020, British-Nigerian boxer, Anthony Joshua, beat his Bulgarian challenger, Kubrat Pulev, to remain world IBF, WBA, and WBO champion at the SSE Arena, Wembley, United Kingdom. In front of 1,000 boxing fans including the legendary Floyd Mayweather, Joshua in nine rounds, put up a decent display, flooring the Bulgarian heavily on three occasions (twice in the last round) to retain his reputation as world heavyweight champion.
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Without a doubt, Joshua’s victory has further drawn the attention of Tyson Fury who holds the only title (WBC title) missing in the arms of the 31-year-old fighter as they look forward to squaring-off in what would be the biggest fight in world boxing and see all four heavyweight titles contested for in one match.
Reacting to Joshua’s victory, Tyson Fury in a video on social media expressed his eagerness to fight the Nigerian.
‘I want the fight next. I can’t wait to knock him out.’
However, Joshua has welcomed Fury’s comments, stating that it is good to know that he can get Fury to the ring to contest for all titles.
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‘That’s good to hear. At least I can get him in the ring. That’s what we want right, so he’s on the right track.’
Further, Joshua has paid little attention to the fact that Fury has been touted as the favourite when they confront each other in 2021, rather he looks forward to showcasing his best and changing the odds to his favour in the ring.
‘It’s good. I said he’s talented and he will bring out the best in me. So that’s brilliant. I’ve been to his fights, I’ve watched him, so when I fight him it will be good to change those odds and put them in my favour.’
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