The world heavyweight champion of the International Boxing Federation (IBF) Anthony Joshua does not exclude one day facing Tyson Fury, in what would be an attractive fight between the two British boxers.
Fury, 29, lost his license a year ago for cocaine use and has been accused of doping for a year by the British anti-doping agency.
His last fight was in December 2015, when he beat the Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko and won the WBA / WBO / IBF triple belt.
In early October, he announced on Twitter that he intends to return in April for “three big fights in 2018.”
“If you show that you can move and control your weight, then people will be interested in you. But if you come back with a lot of weight and have problems with opponents in the background, the public will not be interested. So in principle we are going to see how he behaves “, declared Joshua about the eventual combat.
The goal of the English boxer is to unify the titles. After defending his IBF and WBA (World Boxing Association) crowns against Franco-Cameroonian Carlos Takam on Saturday in Cardiff, his intention is to face the owner of the WBO (World Boxing Organization) crown, New Zealander Joseph Parker, early 2018.
Then he would try to compete with the WBC (World Boxing Council) champion, the American Deontay Wilder.
“The goal is for him to have three bouts next year, ideally in March, April and December,” declared promoter Eddie Hearn.
“In a perfect world, two of these three fights should be to win the supplementary belts,” he added.