Nigerian-born world boxing heavyweight champion, Anthony Olaseni Oluwafemi Joshua has written off his British rival, Tyson Fury, ahead of their much-expected unification title fight,which he says his opponent can never win.
While acknowledging that an agreement is about to be reached in the date and venue for the highly anticipated fight that would bring about a single holder of all four global belts, ‘AJ’ declared emphatically that it will be another night of victory for him.
Megasportsarena.com reports that ‘AJ’ further admitted that his fellow-Brit is desperate to claim the unified status in global boxing, but dismissed Fury’s hopes of enacting an historic victory when the fight eventually holds.
Joshua will put at stake his WBA, IBO, WBO and WBF belts against the WBC title holder, ahead of which he confirmed that both camps have approved a site offer to stage their blockbuster battle this summer, with promoter Eddie Hearn set to announce the date and venue.
Saudi Arabia, America, Britain, China, Dubai, Singapore and Qatar have been in the running to host the world title fight, but Joshua admits his preferred location would be Wembley Stadium in London.
The London 2012 Olympic Games gold medalist went on to affirm that a deal will be finalised, meaning that all the world heavyweight titles will be at stake in a fight to crown the division’s No 1.
Joshua told the Jonathan Ross Show on ITV: “I’ve signed my side of the deal. We’ve sent him a good offer, one I’m sure he won’t refuse. He wants the fight, no doubt about it, so do I and more than me and him, the whole public want it.
“I’m pretty sure it’ll be this year. End of July, early August. Where? That’s what’s the delay, because of this pandemic. We want to have people coming to the venue. It’s just finding the right location. For me, Wembley would be ideal.
“I put my crystal ball out there and I say it’s going to happen this year one hundred per cent. Unfortunately he’s not going to win.”