Anthony Joshua sheds light on Tyson Fury ‘study’ amid Oleksandr Usyk step-aside talks | Boxing | Sport


Anthony Joshua has offered insight into his preparations to face Tyson Fury, after revealing an image studying a replay of the Gypsy King’s win over Deontay Wilder. AJ and Fury’s teams are currently in negotiations to finalise a two-fight deal, after initial financial terms were already agreed last summer.

Eddie Hearn remains confident Matchroom Boxing and MTK Global can deliver the most highly-anticipated fight in the sport next but the clash is likely to hinge on the verdict of Wilder’s court case with Fury.

The Bronze Bomber has disputed that he withholds the rights to a third fight with the WBC and Ring Magazine world champion, despite failing to trigger the rematch clause in time.

Meanwhile, Joshua is already back in training following his ninth-round stoppage of Kubrat Pulev in December at the SS Arena, Wembley.

The Watford-born star pulverised the Bulgarian veteran after dropping him in an explosive third-round.

Pulev soldiered on though before eventually behind taken out by a straight right hand.

AJ will need to provide that kind of power if he is to stop Fury, who remains undefeated from 31 fight.

Joshua has now confirmed that preparations for Fury are already underway on his Snapchat story, posting a picture of Fury’s fight with Wilder, captioned “Film Study”.

The WBA, WBO and IBF world champion is ready to rock and roll as he looks to become the first undisputed heavyweight king since Lennox Lewis.

“It’s not a big deal, it’s a 12-round fight,” Joshua recently told iFLTV.

“I’ve done rounds upon rounds of sparring. I’ve been in the ring with Fury, this ring here.

“I just look forward to competing with him, no splits, hold-ups, let’s just get it rolling.”

Joshua will need WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk to step aside in order to face Fury next.

Promoter Hearn is of the belief that the Ukrainian and his team are holding out for a payday.

“This isn’t really a dig at any of his team, but some people just have the idea that he should be getting millions of dollars to step aside for this fight,” Hearn told Boxing Social.

“Really, what will happen is, we will apply to the WBO for the undisputed fight.

“And if they say, ‘No, you need to talk to Oleksandr Usyk’, we will go to Oleksandr Usyk and we will try to make him happy to allow that fight to go on.”




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