Fury has unfinished business with Joshua

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Tyson Fury has stated that he needs to fight former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua before he retires from boxing.

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury believes he has unfinished business with Anthony Joshua before he can hang up the gloves.

“I don’t think I can retire today,” Fury said. “Because I need that Joshua fight. We have been trying to make that fight for years.

“It’s the fight that people want to see. It’s the fight that I want to see as a boxing fan.”

Fury is currently focused on a WBC title defence against Derek Chisora on December 3 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, while the British star had also hoped to finalise an undisputed world heavyweight title fight with WBA, IBF and WBO champ Oleksandr Usyk early in 2023.

Those plans have seemingly been thrown into disarray after Filip Hrgovic’s team announced he will challenge the Ukrainian next. Usyk defeated Joshua in the pair’s rematch in Saudi Arabia in August.

“For the last four or five years, there has been this three-headed monster: me, Wilder, Joshua,” Fury added.

“Joshua and Wilder have been slain, and I’m the last one standing. All of a sudden, you’ve got some new people coming up now – Joe Joyce, Daniel Dubois, Usyk’s gate-crashed the party.

“Now there’s a load of new blood that wasn’t there five years ago and it’s like, ‘can you beat this person?’.

“But I think it would be an absolute dying travesty if me and Joshua didn’t fight in this era.”

 

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