Boxing: Joshua Wants Fury Bout After Franklin Win


Anthony Joshua says he wants Tyson Fury next following his 12 round unanimous decision win over Jermaine Franklin on Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, reports.

Joshua says the ball is in WBC heavyweight champion Fury’s court if he wants to fight him next. Joshua says he’ll be returning to camp to fight this Summer, and would ready for a fight against Fury, Dillian Whyte, or Deontay Wilder.

Joshua on Saturday night dominated Franklin (21-2, 14 KOs), handing him his second consecutive defeat, winning by the scores 118-111, 117-111, and 117-111.

Anthony Joshua: “You know me, I try to provide for the fans. I know who the fans want. Who do the fans want?” said AJ to Matchroom Boxing.

Joshua: “The balls in his court. I would 100% be honored to compete for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world. I stand here and say proudly that it would be an honor.

“So wherever you are if you’re listening, you know my manager and my promoter. We’ve had dialect before, so let’s continue so we can get this on sooner rather than later. We’re not getting any younger.

“I can’t wait to get back to Texas to develop and push on because there’s a bigger fight because one fight leads on to another. I can’t wait to get to the next big fight,” said Joshua”.


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