Anthony Joshua believes that his fight with the British Tyson Fury will be the last one. The couple has had two big dates fall since 2021 – most recently, earlier this month.
In March 2021, the two sides signed an agreement to fight each other since August 14 last year in Saudi Arabia. However, after the official announcement in May, a judge in the American court ruled that Deontay Wilder will fight Fury for the third time. terminate the agreement.
Joshua then went on to lose to WBO enforcer Oleksandr Usyk twice to put the final nail in the coffin. But last month it looked like UK fans would be in for a treat for AJ vs Fury after they entered talks for a December 3rd clash.
While Usyk is ruling himself out of the competition until early 2023, Fury has given Joshua a shot at his WBC title. The conversation appeared to be good at the beginning, but communication went down at the eleventh hour after Fury made several promises.
“What we see is ‘why is it on social media?’ I know from growing up and being with this community, so I know that’s what they call fighting and stuff, it’s not something private but from my culture, we don’t deal with things like that We are very low key and manage our business so this is where the conflict comes in.
“But two guys fighting apart from tens of thousands of people coming out to an amazing stadium, he’s a fighting man and he wants to fight regardless of who’s watching, he just wants to fight me too.”
Before the fight could take place though, both men had their fights written in the books. Fury will face Derek Chisora for the third time on December 3 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Meanwhile, Joshua is expected to return in January or February of next year against a currently undisclosed opponent. According to Eddie Hearn’s promoter, Dillian Whyte is the ‘front-runner’.