Tyson Fury sent emphatic message by Anthony Joshua after Otto Wallin win

Tyson Fury sent emphatic message by Anthony Joshua after Otto Wallin win

WATCH NOW: Anthony Joshua meets Otto Wallin before his boxing win

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 24/12/2023

- 09:06

AJ was too strong for his opponent on Saturday night

Anthony Joshua has revealed he'd love to fight Tyson Fury after the Briton powered his way to victory over Otto Wallin in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night.

The 34-year-old secured his third triumph of the year, with the veteran too strong for Wallin and winning in five rounds.

Joshua is now expected to face Filip Hrgovic next, with Eddie Hearn seemingly confirming a showdown between the two men was due.

However, if he wins that fight, then it's possible he'll face either Fury or Oleksandr Usyk.

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Anthony Joshua would love to fight Tyson Fury after his boxing win over Otto Wallin


Those two fighters will lock horns on February 17.

And Joshua has confessed he'd prefer to fight Fury over Hrgovic, though is more than ready to go up against the Croatian as well.

"100 per cent Tyson Fury but I’m not dodging Hrgovic, I’ll fight Hrgovic as well," he said.

Joshua was also asked for a prediction on Fury's fight with Usyk.

Both boxers are unbeaten ahead of that seismic clash, meaning something is likely to give.

And Joshua delivered his verdict by saying: "I really want to be here for that fight.

"You’ve probably heard it a few times but I think Usyk is a phenomenal fighter and he’s got a great team around him.

"You’re only as good as you’re team and he’s got a really good team having been in the ring with him and studying him I think he’s the one to edge it probably because of my experiences of his ring craft and I think it’s top tier."

One fight that seems difficult now, however, is Joshua vs Deontay Wilder.

Wilder has been condemned after a flat performance in his defeat to Joseph Parker on Saturday night.

And Joshua also sent a message to the American, tipping him to bounce back.

"I heard that Deontay lost. So what? He’ll be back," he said.

"Deontay, everything that he said about me, I could rip him apart right now, but I’m going to take the higher ground.

"You can come back. If he wanted to, he can come back.

"I’m sure everyone still wants to see that fight."


Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury is currently preparing for his boxing match with Oleksandr Usyk


Meanwhile, though Joshua is seemingly up for fighting Fury, the Gypsy King's father recently expressed a belief that fight would never happen.

“No, I think that one’s flew. That bird’s flew," he told Boxing Social.

"That boat’s sailed. Unless AJ keeps winning, he gets past Wallin, he beats Wilder, Tyson is undisputed champion.

"Guess what? Game on. The biggest fight ever to grace a TV screen.

"It’s the stuff dreams are made of isn’t it?

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Anthony Joshua used his power to overcome Otto Wallin on Saturday night


"I would love nothing better. I think that will never ever be equalled.”

For now, however, Joshua will savour his win over Wallin.

"Every fight leads to a final destination," added the Watford-born star.

"Keep on praying and working hard. I've got to stay focused because I'm on a journey and it's hard."

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