Joshua And Fury Agree To Fight During A FaceTime Call – ‘I’m Waiting For You’

June 27, 2024
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Joshua And Fury Agree To Fight Verbally Over FaceTime

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury chatted over FaceTime with plans to fight next year. 

Joshua is currently preparing to fight Daniel Dubois on September 21. He will fight for Dubois’ IBF Heavyweight Title, a belt he secured once Oleksandr Usyk vacated. Fury, meanwhile, will rematch Usyk on December 21, having lost a split decision as the Ukrainian became the Undisputed Heavyweight Champion.

While Fury may not get the chance to become undisputed in December, it could still happen. The winner of Joshua-Dubois becomes mandatory for the winner of Fury-Usyk. If Joshua and Fury both win, their prospective fight could be undisputed next year. The following clip shows Fury, Joshua and Turki Alalshikh conversing over FaceTime. 

Joshua vs. Fury

Turki: “Champ [Fury], finish the job on 21 of December of 21. We are waiting for you.”

Joshua: “I’m waiting for you. I’m waiting for you.”

Tyson Fury: “Good. I’ll get the job done [against Oleksandr Usyk].” 

Joshua: “No, you won’t. Either way, I’m waiting for you.”

Fury: “I’ll get the job done.”

Joshua: “Either way.” 

Turki: “Either way, he’s waiting for you.” 

Fury: “Either way, I’ll fight him next. When are you going to put it on? What date?” 

Turki: “In the first or second quarter of 2025. AJ waiting for you and the world waiting for you.”

Will It Happen?

Nevertheless, there is no guarantee that the fight will happen. Joshua must overcome Dubois, who has plenty to prove. He has looked much stronger since his losses to Usyk and Joe Joyce. Stoppage wins over Jarrell Miller and Filip Hrgovic have made him a serious contender once again. In his fight with Hrgovic, he weathered the storm in the first few rounds after getting hit by several right hands.

There is a danger that if this happens against Joshua, it could be an early night. Joshua stopped Francis Ngannou with a brutal right hand in the second round. But Dubois’ opposition of late has been much better. Before Ngannou, Joshua fought Otto Wallin. Wallin was no longer the same fighter who troubled Fury over a 12-round decision. 

Hearn Reacts

Fury must overcome Usyk to make the Joshua fight next, as AJ will focus on the belts. Joshua is facing his biggest test since those Usyk losses. Consecutive defeats to Usyk raised question marks over his mentality. He infamously grabbed the belts after losing to Usyk. Since then, Joshua has looked much better. But Dubois is a fighter who rises to the occasion. By being the underdog, he will fancy his chances. Eddie Hearn was delighted to see the fight finally happening. 

“I think it’s a tough fight. I think he’s quite active, Dubois. [And] I think he won’t be quite as active, you saw him take a lot of punishment against Hrgovic. AJ’s a different type of puncher to Hrgovic. You cannot walk onto right hands, you’ll go straight to sleep. So I think he’ll be smarter but he’ll be active and he’ll want to try and land the shots on Anthony. He believes he’s got the power to hurt everybody and he does, so he’s got to look to land those shots. And in doing so he’s going to be entering the realm of fire and that’s why it’ll be a tremendous fight,” Hearn said

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