Anthony Joshua has confirmed he would be interested in fighting fellow British heavyweight Tyson Fury in the future.
Former WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO champion Fury has not fought since beating Wladimir Klitschko over two years ago and is currently waiting for the British Boxing Board of Control to return his professional licence following his well-documented problems with UK Anti-Doping. The 29-year-old appears to be determined to return to the top of the heavyweight division and is keen to take on current WBA (Super), IBF and IBO champion Joshua in the near future.
Joshua has now confirmed he would also be interested in fighting his fellow Brit although he insists it is up to Fury to prove his credentials. “If he wants to get straight in the ring with me in the summer, let’s rock and roll,” Joshua told the Press Association. “The ball is in his court, but either way I’m ready to roll – I don’t mind what we do. I don’t know if he is back or what his situation is, but, as I always say, I stay consistent with what I’m doing and it’s up to him to get back on the gravy train.”
Joshua, who last fought in October when he beat Carlos Takam to successfully defend his world heavyweight titles, is expected to return to the ring at the end of March, with a potential unification bout on the cards with WBO champion Joseph Parker.