Anthony Joshua is just about the most called-out man in boxing nowadays.
The IBO, WBA and IBF world heavyweight champion recently overcame Carlos Takam at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff in front of a whopping 70,000 fans. It was his first time in action since his epic win over Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley in April.
The win over Takam was an enthralling encounter, mainly because of the Frenchman’s ability to absorb everything AJ threw at him. When the referee called a halt to the contest, awarding Joshua with the W via 10th round TKO, there was a feeling that it was premature. Takam had soldiered through a grousome beating, having barely come out of a single round on top, but kept coming forward. The unanimous verdict was that he should have been allowed carry on until the final bell in respect of his gallant effort.
However, a win is a win for Joshua and his latest outing has certainly not dented his pedigree.
Last Saturday night, one week after AJ’s dominant display, Deontay Wilder took the ring and absolutely dismantled Bermane Stiverne with a devastating first-round KO. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ was quick to call out his trans-Atlantic rival, in his own words, he declared “war” upon Joshua.
Another branch to the AJ tale is Tyson Fury. Will he, won’t he make a comeback to the ring?
His recent social media activity suggests he is on the comeback trail and there is only one man on his radar. You guessed it, AJ.
In what some have described as potentially the biggest heavyweight fight in British boxing history, if Fury is to trim down and force himself back into the fighting shape he was in November 2015 when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko, fans could not be disappointed with this one.
While Joshua admits he finds it difficult to entertain the idea at this moment in time as Fury remains inactive, he does reveal that he wants to square off against the ‘Gypsy King’ in the future.
Check out Joshua’s thoughts on the prospect of Fury’s proposed comeback legitimacy and his opinion on whether the pair will square off below from around the 15:30 mark.