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Anthony Joshua took a dig at Tyson Fury, saying that he ‘should aspire to retire soon.’
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Next year, the pair hopes to clash in a highly anticipated mega-fight that will see the winner crowing as an undisputed champion, with the fighters keeping all five world title belts in between.
And Joshua says he’s ‘out and ready’ to share a ring with Fury, saying that it may be time for him to call it twelve years ago, after turning professional.
“Fury has been professional much longer than me. He should be looking to retire soon,” IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Joshua told Sky Sports about WBC holder Fury.
“If he wants to cement his legacy, I’m here and ready. I’ve built myself into this position.
“I came up quick. That shows I’m ready. These boys turned professional in 2008 and it took [Fury seven years] to fight for the heavyweight championship of the world,” said Joshua.
“He’s on a completely different journey. I want to steam through.
“I haven’t got fear of Fury – whether he’s got a better chin than me, a better jab than me, whether he’s all of this stuff that people say. So be it. Let me go in there and prove myself. Show you who I am and what I can do.
“I’ve fought five champions and been in two unification fights. I’m a two-time heavyweight champion in the space of 24 fights and a [seven-year] career. It shows you I am serious. If Fury is serious, I’ll take that fight seriously too.”