Fury Challenges Joshua To Fight
Following Oleksandr Usyk’s decision not to return to the ring until 2023, Fury is now left searching for a worthy opponent for his next fight.
Joshua, meanwhile, suffered a second consecutive loss to Usyk in the UAE last month. This means promotor Eddie Hearn is weighing up his options for a return next year.
It’s Finally Happening
Fury in his video confirmed that he’ll be returning to the ring within the next couple of months, and publicly invited Joshua, who is currently without a title, to take him on for the WBC heavyweight championship belt.
He also said that since Joshua is fresh off a 12-round bout and fit for a match, he’d be willing to engage about a date for the heavyweight fight. He confirmed that in the event of Joshua being unavailable for a bout, he would proceed to select a different opponent.
Fury initially proclaimed himself retired after he defended his title against Dillian Whyte at Wembley in April, but he is clearly ready for more.
Remarkably, Fury and Joshua have never met in the ring, despite a two-fight deal having been arranged in 2020. Fury, however, was shortly after ordered to fight Deontay Wilder by a US court.
Marshall On Trying Times In Sport
In women’s boxing news, Savannah Marshall this week opened up about how she came perilously close to quitting the sport before discovering the fact that Mayweather Promotions were interested in signing her.
Marshall said she remembered how after returning from the Rio Olympics in 2016, she had been determined to hang up her gloves after a disappointing loss in the quarterfinals.
The WBO middleweight champion will fight Claressa Shields on Saturday. The bout is considered the biggest fight in the history of women’s boxing.
Marshall said this week that she had slumped into a mindset of underperformance during the years between the London and Rio Olympic Games, which had led her to lose her love for the sport. She said it had taken a serious wake-up call from Sam Jones to bring her back to boxing.