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Anthony Joshua to Tyson Fury: ‘Fight me and cement your legacy’

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury

Unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has called on World Boxing Champion Tyson Fury to a fight if he wants to “cement his legacy.”

Joshua holds the IBF, WBO and WBA world titles and has agreed in principle to face WBC champion Fury in 2021.

The two heavyweight boxers would need to win again with Joshua facing Kubrat Pulev and Fury against Deontay Wilder.

Anthony Joshua told Sky Sports: “If he wants to cement his legacy, I’m here and ready.”

“I’ve built myself into this position. Fury has been professional much longer than me. He should be looking to retire soon.

“I haven’t got fear of Fury – whether he’s got a better chin than me, a better jab than me, whether he’s all of this stuff that people say. So be it. Let me go in there and prove myself, show you who I am and what I can do.”

Joshua – beaten once in 24 fights – also claims Fury or Wilder would not be “the best fighters that I have challenged”.

He is expected to face Bulgarian Pulev in December and Fury should also have a third bout with American Wilder before Christmas.

Both British heavyweights are two-time heavyweight champions of the world and should they meet in the ring with the belts they currently hold it will be the first time in history that all four major heavyweight belts have been contested.

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