Promoters want the rematch with Klitschko and Joshua in China
- Author: Rita Burton May 07, 2017,
May 07, 2017, 12:34
The 41-year-old Ukrainian shared an epic heavyweight clash with Joshua on Saturday night, which saw both fighters climb off the canvas before Klitschko was stopped in a dramatic 11th round.
"I'm out here for the foreseeable future, running, doing circuits, padwork, sparring", said Fury, who told www.britishboxers.co.uk that a match-up with Joshua had been pencilled in for April 2018.
Having turned down appearances on Jimmy Fallon, Colbert, Good Morning America and The Today Show to spend time in London with his family and friends, Joshua did emerge from his period of rest yesterday to partake in a Facebook Live Q&A for sponsors Under Armour, who signed the former Olympic champion in early 2016.
Heavyweight has always been the sport's glamour division, but it often lacks boxers with the personality to take advantage of the spotlight.
Should Joshua opt not to fight Pulev next, he faces being stripped of the belt just as Tyson Fury was in 2015.
"It was a great fight", Tyson told ESPN. "As long as Rob (McCracken, Joshua's trainer) thinks it is good I'm good to go".
"I like to entertain and if that's a fight that will bring entertainment to the sport again, then I would love to be involved", added Joshua, nicknamed "AJ". Joshua apparently punched himself out and Klitschko capitalized by knocking him down with a right straight in the 6th stanza. But man he fought well.More news: Barnes ejected for throwing behind Machado
"The performance and features of the Range Rover SVAutobiography Dynamic espouse the attributes of an elite athlete like Anthony Joshua: distinctive style, powerful at heart and a jaw-dropping combination of performance and capability", he said.
Beyond the similar records, Tyson and Joshua also share a similar route into the sport with both starting boxing as a means to escape their hard upbringings. You're going to be financially challenged, scholastically challenged.
'Like I did with Wladimir, give him a boxing lesson, played with him.
Also in the picture is the WBC champion, U.S. fighter Deontay Wilder, and the prospect of a high-profile showdown in NY or Las Vegas. I just want to fight everyone. Sean Murphy, Joshua's first boxing coach, claimed that his hand sustained a huge scar after Joshua's power penetrated the pads protecting it. Joshua was a natural hitter and Murphy knew from the get go that the kid was destined to become a star.
"Of course we have a rematch in the contract".
"He was an amateur back then but I could see a twinkle in his eyes and he looked great".