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Anthony Joshua makes Tyson Fury promise regardless of Oleksandr Usyk result

Anthony Joshua celebrates his victory over Andy Ruiz Jr. to reclaim the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight title. RICHARD HEATHCOTE, GETTY IMAGES


British heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has promised fans that, regardless of the result of his September bout against Oleksandr Usyk, he will face rival Tyson Fury one way or another.

“It’s a big fight – bigger than boxing, bigger than the belts. So yeah, it’ll happen,” said Joshua. “I am 100 percent sure that I will fight him and win, you’ve got to ask him the same question, I’m not too sure [what he would say].

“We did everything. During a global pandemic, the toughest time to organise a fight like that, we managed to have 20,000 fans available, a site fee, the media ready, my name was on the contract, I was in training. Then boom, they cancelled. I stay ready to fight them all because I’m a throwback fighter.”

While Usyk is clearly a dangerous fight for Joshua, AJ insists that whatever happens against the undefeated Ukrainian won’t affect a potential showdown with Fury.

“With or without Usyk in my life I’m going to fight Fury. Let’s put it that way. “Usyk’s not the end all and be all and Usyk doesn’t determine that fight because that fight has to happen. After I fight Usyk and defend my belts and hopefully the world’s back to normal, this fight is going to be absolutely bigger and better than what it would have been in a few weeks.”

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