AJ warns Fury within the midst of dialog: I am the boss
Senior Boxing Journalist @JamesDielhenn
Anthony Joshua on Tyson Fury: “I’m ready. I’m really looking forward to the competition – all I want to do is fight, fight, fight!” An undisputed heavyweight championship fight is being negotiated for June
Last updated: 02/24/21 1:17 PM
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Anthony Joshua insists “all options are open” as to the location of his fight with Tyson Fury and has referred to himself as “the boss” as talks intensify.
Joshua and Fury’s teams are embroiled in negotiations to finalize the generational heavyweight fight that would crown an undisputed champion.
IBF, WBA and WBO defending champions Joshua exclusively told Sky News: “[The pandemic] approaches normal things. We are working on a date for around June.
Joshua and Fury hold every major heavyweight belt
“So if Tyson is serious about what I think he is, he’ll know where to find the boss!”
“I’m ready. I’m really looking forward to the competition – all I want to do is fight, fight, fight!”
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn recently told Sky Sports that Saudi Arabia, America, Qatar, Dubai, Singapore and China are all interested in turning the fight off.
Joshua told Sky News when asked if the fight could stay in the UK, “Any option. Home lawn, Middle East, my back garden, your back garden. I don’t mind where he is. “
“I’m just ready to fight. I want this belt. I want to compete with Fury so that my options are open to me.”
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Joshua posted on social media on Tuesday: “Another positive meeting with 258 management. They told me things are going well. You will share the update with Eddie and you will hear from me soon.”
“I will be undisputed.”
Joshua’s manager Freddie Cunningham wrote: “We work around the clock to bring you the latest news.”
Joshua told Sky News, “I try not to tease too much. I had a conversation with 258 Management, the great team I’ve worked with since my professional career.
“You worked in negotiations. You updated my promotion team, you updated me.”
Hearn told Sky Sports earlier this month, “The contracts have been rolled back and forth. Only minor details need to be worked out at either end. We’re in a good place.
“AJ was in the office with us yesterday. We had a good meeting to wrap up our side of things.
“We’re about to end this fight. We want to make sure the ink is dry and then we’ll finalize the details of the website.”
Joshua and Fury are in talks to fight in June
Two of the potential problems in agreeing the undisputed title fight were Deontay Wilder, who wanted a third fight with Fury, and Oleksandr Usyk, Joshua’s obligatory WBO challenger.
Wilder is in arbitration to compel his wish, but Hearn said, “We have been insured by [Fury’s team] that there will be no problem fighting this fight. “
And Hearn said of Usyk: “The WBO has decided [Usyk vs Joe Joyce] for the subtitle with a view of the winner in the fight against the winner by AJ-Fury.
“I believe [Usyk vs Joyce] will be going to purses in a couple of weeks. “
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