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.
— TYSON2FASTFURY (@Tyson_Fury) April 29, 2017
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.