Hughie Fury is set to challenge Sam Sexton for the British heavyweight title tomorrow in Bolton, England, but the 23-year-old contender is already looking at a potential fight with Anthony Joshua.
“Joshua is world champion, so you cannot take anything away from him, but I fancy that fight. After this, I’ll be knocking on his door soon enough, if he’s still got hold of those belts.
”The sooner the better for me. Hopefully it will come, get in the mandatory position, and then that fight will happen. I’m ready for that fight whenever. He’s never fought anyone like me. No one has ever fought anything like me. A different type of heavyweight to what you’re seeing, and you’re going to see a different Hughie Fury again on Saturday night.”
Fury (20-1, 10 KO) is coming off of the first defeat of his career, a close and somewhat debatable decision loss to Joseph Parker last September. Joshua, of course, beat Parker in March to unify three of the four major heavyweight titles.
Sexton (24-3, 9 KO) won the then-vacant British title last October, beating Gary Cornish by decision over 12 rounds.