Ex-world champion Tyson Fury has accepted a challenge from new lineal heavyweight king Anthony Joshua.
Taking to social media in the aftermath of Joshua’s stunning win over Wladimir Klitschko, Fury stated his desire to ‘dance’ with the top division number one.
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After Saturday’s fight, Joshua had called out Fury, who dethroned Klitschko in 2015 but was subsequently forced to vacate his belts due to a number of issues outside the ring.
“Tyson Fury where you at, baby,” Joshua said. “Come on – that’s what they want to see. I just want to fight everyone. I’m really enjoying this right now.”
On his win, which Joshua had to dig deep to claim, the 2012 Olympic gold medallist added: “I’m not perfect but I’m trying. I got a bit emotional because I know I have doubters. I’m only going to improve. Sometimes you can be a phenomenal boxer, but boxing is about character. When you go into the trenches
“I got a bit emotional because I know I have doubters. I’m only going to improve. Sometimes you can be a phenomenal boxer, but boxing is about character. When you go into the trenches that’s when you find out who you really are.
“I came out and I won – that’s how far I had to dig. I came back and I fought my heart out.”
“As boxing states, you leave your ego at the door and you respect your opponent. A massive shout out to Wladimir Klitschko for taking the fight. I don’t want to say too much because I don’t know if he wants to come back and fight me. He’s a role model in and out of the ring.”
Fury is currently training in a bid to lose over 100 pounds in weight piled on during some dark days following his 2015 win, although facing Joshua still seems a world away and at least one warm up fight for the undefeated 27 year-old.