Joshua slams Fury-Wilder clash

Anthony Joshua believes Tyson Fury’s comeback is not motivated by a desire to return to the summit of the heavyweight division.

Anthony Joshua believes Tyson Fury’s comeback is not motivated by a desire to return to the summit of the heavyweight division.
The lineal heavyweight champion returned to the ring in June after a two-and-half-year layoff, facing Sefer Seferi before locking horns with Francesco Pianeta last month.
Victory over Pianeta set up a multi-million-pound showdown with WBC titleholder Deontay Wilder, which is expected to take place in November.
“The Gypsy King” is eager to unify the heavyweight division, a quest he aims to begin by handing Wilder his first professional loss.
But Joshua isn’t so sure that’s Fury’s plan and believes the Wythenshawe native has only decided to lace up his gloves again for financial reasons.
“Tyson Fury’s strategy is to put some money in the bank after a three-year layoff,” Joshua toldSky Sports.
“He’ll continue talking rubbish as he does. In the long run, thunder strikes and it continues to strike.”
Although Wilder vs Fury is currently the talk of the boxing world, Joshua insists the bout hasn’t overshadowed his upcoming title defence against Alexander Povetkin.
“It’s not like they’ve stolen the limelight. There’s enough on the table for everyone to eat, in my opinion,” the IBF, WBA and WBO champion added.

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