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Fury saw the potential in Joshua 7 Years ago

Joshua vs Fury - Will it happen? Photo Credit: skysports.com

After the huge fight between Anthony Joshua MBE and Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium,  Joshua called out Tyson Fury with, “Tyson Fury, are you ready?” The two British Heavyweights had been in a war of words over Twitter and boxing could be in for a spectacle if the two are to clash.

Joshua's emphatic uppercut when facing Klitschko
Joshua’s emphatic uppercut when facing Klitschko Photo Credit: skysports.com

Fury still awaits the outcome of his license renewal, which was suspended after the former Heavyweight champion was alleged to have taken an illegal substance. With the hearing currently taking place, Fury will hope he will be able to get back into the ring soon and reclaim the titles he had to give up.

The two do not get along though have a level of professional respect for each other, something which surprised and excited fans when Fury spoke about Joshua when he was in the amateur ranks.

Seven years ago the two sparred during Joshua’s amateur days and Fury was clearly impressed.

Fury said at the time: “I went down to Finchley Boxing Club and I sparred with the ABA champion Anthony Joshua.”

“He is red hot, a very good prospect.”

“I thought to myself I’m only going to take it easy because he is only a amateur and probably won’t spar again if I go mad.”

“He came rushing at me and caught me right at the point of the chin. I tell you what he is. He’s very, very good.”

“Watch out for that name, Anthony Joshua.”

Tyson Fury hoping to be back in the ring this summer
Tyson Fury hoping to be back in the ring this summer Photo Credit: skysports.com

Dependant on the ruling from UKAD, Tyson Fury is hoping to be back in the ring this July as stated when speaking to britishboxers.co.uk, where he hopes he can kick things off on the road to Joshua.

‘I’ll be back on the July 8 Copper Box show headlined by Billy Joe Saunders against Danny DeVito [Avtandil Khurtsidze],’ Fury told britishboxers.co.uk.

‘I’ll have a few comeback fights, two or three, while I’m waiting for [Anthony] Joshua. There’s no money in anybody else, I want ‘Mr Muscles’.’

A fight we would all love to see and  hopefully Fury can regain his license and the two heavyweights battle it out in the same magnitude as Joshua vs Klitschko.

Check out the video of Fury speaking about an up and coming Anthony Joshua – Video: youtube.com