Tyson Fury: I’ll Smash Deontay Wilder Before Fighting Anthony Joshua Next Year

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WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury still has his sights firmly set on a trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder despite agreeing terms on a two-fight deal with Anthony Joshua that will potentially see an all-British undisputed bout take place in 2021.

Fury dethroned long-time champion Wilder earlier this year, knocking out the American inside seven rounds to establish himself as the consensus number one heavyweight in boxing. Wilder has since triggered a rematch clause that means Fury must fight him, without any fights in the meantime.

Despite having Wilder in his way Fury has struck a deal with Eddie Hearn and Anthony Joshua to make the undisputed fight provided both come through their respective tests – ‘AJ’ is due to defend against Kubrat Pulev later this year.

‘The Gypsy King’ took to social media earlier today to react to news of a deal being struck for a fight with Joshua and to talk up his upcoming bout with ‘The Bronze Bomber’, he said.

“I’m just after getting off the phone with [MTK founder] Daniel Kinahan. He’s just informed me that the biggest fight in British boxing history has just been agreed,” Big shout out Dan, he got this done, literally over the line, a two-fight deal, Tyson Fury versus Anthony Joshua next year.

“One problem, I’ve just got to smash Deontay Wilder’s face right in in the next fight, and then we go into the Joshua fight next year. So there we are, the Gypsy King versus AJ is on for next year but there’s a hurdle in the road called the Bronze Bomber, AKA the Knockout King, and I will get right onto him and knock him spark out and then get onto the next fight.” (Transcribed by Boxing Scene)

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