Via Barry Holbrook: Anthony Joshua was in the training room for his big fight with Tyson Fury on December 3 in Cardiff.
Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) accepted all terms this week to clash with WBC heavyweight champion Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs), and he currently has very little time. to practice before meeting ‘The Gypsy King’ on December 3.
AJ and his promoter Eddie Hearn want December 17 and a 60-40 split for the rematch clause, but they have no choice in getting what they want, as Fury won’t budge.
Judging by Joshua’s physical fitness compared to Fury, he probably doesn’t need two more weeks to prepare for this bout.
The only thing Joshua needs is a good play plan that he can use to beat Fury because it’s a fight that is arguably easier to win than his last two fights with Oleksandr Usyk.
“He is in the position he is in now. You’re losing to great boxers, but we don’t mean to lose,” Eddie Hearn told. iFL TV when asked where Anthony Joshua would go if he lost to Tyson Fury.
Anthony Joshua in the gym after accepting terms to fight Tyson Fury on December 3… pic.twitter.com/7MOWo3woDy
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“People are very harsh when it comes to failures when you’re fighting on that scale. If you want him [Joshua] not to fail, I will keep him undefeated for the rest of his career.
“He doesn’t want it; I don’t want, the fans don’t want to. We can’t walk down the street for the past three or four years without someone telling us, ‘When did the Fury-AJ battle take place?’ Also guess what? Maybe December 3.
“I am not going to stop the battle from happening with the ego. It was Queensbury and Matchroom, and we talked about fighting each other. The tag below will be in place as we tackle the larger issues.
“First, let’s get the contract. Second, let’s let the broadcasters do the talking, and third, let’s stay motivated to make this happen. All conversations with George [Warren] was around this war. A few other conversations were also about other wars.
“Our focus, both of us right now, is to try and make this fight. We have the opportunity here to make the biggest fight in boxing the biggest fight in boxing, and we’ll see if it can become a reality,” said Eddie Hearn.