It would be nice to fight a real villain, Joshua replies Fury

It would be nice to fight a real villain, Joshua replies Fury
May 02 08:22 2017

ANTHONY JOSHUA wants to fight Tyson Fury as he craves the trash-talking and aggro it would bring.

Fury has been calling out world heavyweight champion Joshua since his fellow unbeaten Brit’s epic victory over Wladimir Klitschko.

And good-guy Joshua said: “It’d be nice to fight a real villain. That is a fight that would get some attention.”

There was a respectful build-up to Saturday’s fight with Ukrainian legend Klitschko, 41.

Joshua, 27, said: “I’m not sure I’ll have another fight like Klitschko. I don’t think it would be 50-50 against any other current heavyweight.

“But me and Klitschko didn’t trash-talk. It can be bigger in that sense with a different opponent.

“We can definitely bring a bigger audience and more entertainment.”

Fury is currently without a boxing licence as he tackles drug and mental health problems. But he called out Joshua again yesterday from his training camp in Marbella.

He said: “Styles do make fights but I am sure I can beat AJ with one arm tied behind my back.

“I don’t even need a warm-up. I have been out of the ring as long as Klitschko but the difference is I am not 41, I am 28.

“I am still No 1 in the world — and everybody knows that.

“AJ did really well to come back but he is just a pumped-up weightlifter.”

Joshua wants another grudge match — like his brawl with Dillian Whyte in December 2015.

He said: “Dillian Whyte and Fury are the ones who get the juices flowing. It’d just be buzzing.”