Anthony Joshua further fueled his domestic rivalry with Tyson Fury after implying the Gypsy King has done very little considering his 11-year career and only has one good win, against Wladimir Klitschko when Fury took the titles from Klitschko on Klitschko’s home turf in Dusseldorf, Germany in 2015.
👀 Anthony Joshua gives a firm response when asked about Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder: “Fury’s been professional for 11 years, had one good win against Klitschko and now he’s a boxing god.” pic.twitter.com/OrxRu64rMO
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) February 20, 2019
Joshua states “Give me time, I’ll beat them all, I have done what they have been dreaming to do in half the time, a quarter of the time. Fury’s been a professional for 11 years, has one good win against Klitschko and now he is a boxing god”
His promoter Eddie Hearn had previously posted a picture on his Twitter and Instagram accounts comparing where the three top heavyweights, Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury were at after 23 fights.
Good morning 👍🏼 pic.twitter.com/kSrnhlDrD4
— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) February 16, 2019
There has been divided opinion among fans, but many feel that Fury’s victory against Klitschko is one of the best on the road by any British fighter in boxing history, at the time Klitschko had reigned supreme for over a decade, was unbeaten in that time and Fury’s victory paved the way for the heavyweight division to open up. Of course 18 months later Joshua would record his own victory against Klitschko, stopping the then 41-year-old in 11 rounds at Wembley Stadium.
The comments angered Fury’s trainer Ben Davison who reacted to the comments.
And doesn’t even show his English, British and commonwealth titles which he was winning while Joshua was still boxing in a vest (baring in mind there only a year apart in age)
— Ben Davison (@BenDavison_) February 20, 2019
Joshua will defend his belts against Jarred Miller in New York on June 1st, while it is still unclear whether Fury and Wilder will agree a rematch, particularly now Fury has signed a promotional deal with Top Rank/ESPN. However most fans will agree, the best need to fight the best and Joshua, Fury and Wilder will all need to fight at some point to decide who is the best in the division.