Joshua favourite to beat Fury as both say they want fight

Anthony Joshua is already a short price favourite to beat Tyson Fury, if the mega-fight between the two goes ahead.

After claiming a memorable victory over  Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday to become a two-belt World Champion – Joshua was quick to confirm he is happy to take on Fury, who is set to return to the ring later this year, following out-of-the ring issues.

Joshua, 27, is undefeated now in 19 fights but Fury is also undefeated and a fight between the two would no doubt be the biggest British fight of all time.

“Fury, where you at, baby?” said Joshua.. “I know he’s been talking, I want to give 90,000 a chance to see us.

“That’s a fight that would bring massive attention from the top to the bottom.

“I think that we can definitely find someone to dance with again, to bring that sort of attention again. Anyone with a belt is good, to add more to the [collection].

“We could rematch Klitschko again. I think that would be good because of the type of fight we had. And I think even guys without a belt would be good. Tyson Fury obviously hasn’t got a belt.”

Fury was quick to confirm via Twitter that he was ready to take on Joshua.

“Challenge accepted,” Fury wrote. “We will give the world the biggest fight in 500 years. I will play with you. You are a boxer’s dream.

“Well done Anthony Joshua. Good fight. You had life and death with Klitschko and I played with the guy. Let’s dance.”


bet365 have been quick to make Joshua 4/6 favourite to beat Fury – who is 6/5 win.

“It was heavyweight in quality and turnover – no trash talk needed to produce a memorable night at Wembley. We’ve done our money recently on big bout victories for outsiders such as Bellew and Fury, but no complaints on this outcome,” said bet365 spokesman Steve Freeth.

“Joshua started the fight at 4/9, went 1/11 after knocking Klitschko to the canvas in the fifth, but in a blink of eye he was trading at 6/5 when the Ukrainian rallied and then 6/1 in the sixth when he was put on the floor.

“The draw then started to shorten in the latter stages before Joshua took control and left the nation licking its lips at the prospect of Joshua and another Klitschko slayer, Tyson Fury, meeting in the future.”


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