Unified heavyweight titleholder Anthony Joshua appeared on BBC’s Graham Norton Show and said he hopes to land a fight against Tyson Fury, who is coming off a disputed draw with Deontay Wilder late last year.
“That would be massive. I’d love to [fight Tyson Fury]. He’s another big name for the British public and a fight in Britain.
”The fight Wilder and Fury had I thought Fury won so it would be amazing to have two British heavyweights and we would be combining the belts.”
Joshua is currently scheduled for an April 13 date at Wembley Stadium but has not yet settled on an opponent. Dillian Whyte would appear to be a front-runner for that bout, but thus far he hasn’t been satisfied by the purse that’s been offered to him for that fight. And if not Whyte, there’s also a strong possibility that Joshua comes Stateside for a fight against Jarrell Miller.
Whomever it is, it almost assuredly won’t by Fury — at least not next — as all reports indicated that Fury is nearly set to rematch Deontay Wilder early this year. That, of course, also means there’s basically no chance we see an undisputed heavyweight title unification between Joshua and Wilder either, as those talks (if you can even call it that) have been going nowhere as of late.
But if Fury manages to get a win over Wilder in his next expected outing, an all-British showdown for all the marbles (including Fury’s favorite: the lineal title) should make for a can’t-miss fight for later in the year.
We’ll see how things shake out...