‘I’m ready for whatever pain or torture I have to go through to win’: Anthony Joshua opens up on preparation for huge Tyson Fury showdown and dealing with ‘psychological warfare’ of heavyweight rival
- Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua are set to face off twice this year in a huge fight
- No final dates and arrangements have been sealed, but both men are in training
- Anthony Joshua has lifted the lid on his mindset as he trains for the huge fight
- The Watford-born fighter has also dismissed the Gypsy King’s mind games
Anthony Joshua is gearing-up for his era-defining Tyson Fury showdown with a bullish attitude, insisting he’s prepared for ‘torture’ during training for the clash.
While doubts and promises swirl around the Battle of Britain clash – with Fury’s camp growing frustrated in negotiations, while Eddie Hearn is assures new is coming – both men are in full training.
The fight will unify the heavyweight division and the winner will go down as the undisputed king of his generation. Joshua is as hungry as ever, and he’s certain he can fell the Gypsy King.
Anthony Joshua is gearing-up for his clash with Tyson Fury, having agreed to fight this year
The Gypsy King will be the Watford fighter’s toughest test yet, with the Brit still unbeaten
‘Am I excited? I ain’t excited, it is what it is,’ Joshua told the skipper of his hometown club, Watford’s Troy Deeney, on the striker’s podcast.
‘I’m getting ready to walk through a brick wall and nothing is getting in my way. I’m ready to go through whatever pain, torture, adversity I have to go through in order to win, that’s why i’m really looking forward to it.
‘I know I’m the man of this division and I will be for a long time. I came through this game quick and the way I had to learn was through mistakes, on the public stage as well.
‘I came into this game not to take part but to take over, I feel I’m on a different wavelength and frequency.
Joshua is convinced he has what it takes to win and his pouring in the hours in preparation
Both Fury and Joshua are in full training, despite no date nor venue having been agreed as yet
‘I do it with a smile on my face but I’m dedicated to these things. Recapping over Covid I thought, man, I’ve put a lot into this and now I need to back myself.’
Fury is the divisions top showman right now. The six-foot-nine light-footed powerhouse’s pre-fight antics have brought eyes to every fight he’s taken.
Joshua is the Gypsy King’s latest target, who he’s been labelling him a ‘bodybuilder’ for years. In his latest rant, Fury called his next opponent: ‘A big, useless dosser. Not a real fighting man. A hype job. Bodybuild(er), crossfit, big, ugly s***house. That’s Anthony Joshua.’
The younger fighter brushes-off Fury’s talk: ‘It’s just psychological warfare.
Fury has enjoyed firing shots at Joshua, and repeatedly has labelled the fighter a ‘bodybuilder’
‘I’ve learnt a lot with that. The man will talk about drinking pints and he’s not interested but yet he wants to look chiseled, he’s training the hardest he’s ever trained, he’s the skinniest he’s ever been.
‘AJ has a good body and he trains so he wants to be a body builder, but Tyson Fury would do the exact same thing if he could. I am everything he wants to be.
‘He wants to have a six pack, that’s why he’s training as hard as he’s training right now. Why he looks so chiseled, why he’s in America.
‘I promise you I’m honoured, I’m humbled, I know it’s going to be tough but I truly believe I am tough enough to go through it. I don’t need to talk about Tyson Fury and I don’t need to belittle the man, he can do what he wants.’