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Tyson Fury Calls Out Anthony Joshua

Tyson Fury targets Anthony Joshua

Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) has re-ignited his feud with recently crowned IBF champ Anthony Joshua: the Olympic gold medalist saw off Charles Martin within two rounds last night.

Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KOs) joins WBA and WBO champion Fury as a title holder in the top division and Fury wasted no time in calling out Joshua.

The outspoken champion hit out at his British rival not long after his eye-catching performance against Charles Martin (23-1-1, 21 KOs) at the 02 Arena: Fury was not impressed with his display.

Fury still holds the WBO, WBA, and IBO titles though, and seems to be setting his eye on a bout with Joshua.

While all the talk of a fight against Joshua sounds good, Fury has the small matter of getting Klitschko out the way on July 9th in Manchester.

The long-awaited rematch has been announced and should Fury come through that fight then a match-up against Joshua would make sense. But until that fight takes place all talk of a potential fight between the two Brits is a little premature.

Joshua is now undefeated in 16 professional bouts, and won the belt that was stripped from Tyson Fury last December.

Not long after Joshua had become champ, Fury took to twitter to give his opinion:

Fury claimed just before the fight to have bet £1,000 on Martin recording a knockout victory. The champion also posted a picture of himself alongside his cousin Hughie Fury, claiming they are the best heavyweights on the planet.

Anthony Joshua admitted after the fight that the likes of David Haye and Tyson Fury have been calling him out.

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However former world champ Lennox Lewis feels those two fights are out of reach at the moment as Joshua is still a work in progress.

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is excited about the future for his fighter. He said: “He made his debut in this arena. He won British and Commonwealth titles in this arena and now he’s won the world title in this arena.

“This is only the beginning. He’s got aspirations to unify all the belts. We’ve got a little something planned on July 9 at Wembley Stadium. He’s going to go through everybody.

“This is going to be the biggest star in world boxing if he’s not already. He’s the real deal and he’ll beat everybody.”

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