He was asked immediately afterwards if he wanted the fight next that the whole of Britain wants – that unification clash with Fury. AJ though refused to confirm that he did.
Fury mocks Joshua
Fury, clad in a Christmas jumper, then responded by taking immediately to social media. He mocked the Watford man, claiming: “Anthony Joshua just s*** himself on live television. He got asked did he want the right, and he went round the bushes and put his arse in the hedge.
“I want the fight, I want the fight next. I’ll knock him out in three rounds. He’s a big bum dosser, can’t wait to knock him out.”
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) December 12, 2020
Joshua’s defeat of Pulev appeared to remove the final major obstacle to a Fury vs Joshua superfight. The pair remember have already agreed in principle the financial structure of a two-fight deal. The first fight would see a 50-50 revenue split. The winner would then take a 60-40 upside for the rematch.
Promoters Eddie Hearn and Bob Arum have said in recent days that the fight has to happen, and that it should not be difficult to finalise.
Arum himself took to Twitter after Joshua vs Pulev to re-iterate the fact, and say he will be resuming negotiations on Monday with a view to finalising the big fight.
We at Top Rank will start on Monday working to put that fight together.
— Bob Arum (@BobArum) December 12, 2020
Fury himself had been due to face Deontay Wilder in their trilogy fight in December, but that was scuppered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Now ‘The Gypsy King’ is set to return to the ring in 2021. And while a date and opponent has yet to be confirmed, it’s clear that Joshua is the man he wants. Now we must wait to see if all parties can get the deal over the line to make this dream match happen.