Speculation is rife that a Joshua v Fury fight announcement could be right around the corner, but is there any truth to the rumours?
This year, Anthony Joshua defeated Wladimir Klitschko at the iconic Wembley Stadium claiming the IBF title and the biggest win of his career. After the fight, Joshua called out Tyson Fury for his next battle, a brave decision has not gone unnoticed by Fury, who is rumoured to reserve a date at Wembley Stadium for this super fight.
Tyson Fury would be coming out of a two-year retirement to face Joshua and has suggested that fighting him would be “the easiest fight of his career.” Anticipation of the prospect of this fight has been building encouraged by both Fury and Joshua as they attempt to get a reaction out of each other on social media. Some have suggested that a Joshua v Fury fight would be one of the biggest British boxing matches of all time.
Fury has previously beaten Klitschko back in 2015, but he was stripped of his IBF title after refusing to face his mandatory challengers next. Fury will be keen to prove he is a unified champion still by taking on Anthony Joshua.
Given the attention awarded to the build-up of a Joshua v Fury fight and the rumours of Tyson Fury holding space, it’s likely that the fight would take place at London’s Wembley Stadium in 2018. With 90,000 seats, watching Joshua v Tyson from VIP hospitality would certainly be an unforgettable evening.
As time passes it seems more and more unlikely an Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko rematch will take place and should the fight happen, rumours are rife that it will take place in the home of boxing, Las Vegas. If Joshua v Klitschko fight does not occur, Joshua will need to fight Kubrat Pullev who is his mandatory challenger. Should Joshua fight Fury prior to Kubrat Pullev, Joshua will be stripped of his IBF title. WBA fighter, Luis Ortiz has also added his name to the list of people to fight Joshua, this fight could also take place at Wembley.
Some fans are less convinced that Tyson Fury will come out of retirement after a television interview with Fury suggested he may not be willing to fight after all, he said “my time was two years ago.” Tyson Fury is currently undefeated and seems eager to remain as an undefeated unified champion. Find out about an Joshua v Fury fight in 2018 by signing up to the Villiers newsletter today.BACK TO OUR JOURNAL