The two fighters came head to head for the first time today at a press conference in the UK ahead of their IBF heavyweight title showdown on April 9th at the O2 Arena in London. ________________________________________________________________________________ It was reported this morning by Matchroom Sport that tickets for the fight were sold in a remarkable 90 seconds flat when they went on…
Watch: Tyson Fury Commentates On Joshua-Breazeale Face Off
The war of heavyweight words rolls on.
Perhaps this particular war of words is a bit one sided though, to be fair.
Bar some “fat boy” remarks leveled at Tyson Fury by Anthony Joshua, it’s being pretty much one way traffic in recent times from Fury towards his UK rival.
But as we know in boxing, this type of trash talking and banter-style promotion has become synonymous with how the professional game is marketed in recent years.
It’s simple economics, a unification heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua would be huge – and Fury knows it.
It seems with every week that is passing at the moment the fight is just building and building that bit more, but first, both men will need to win their respective upcoming fights for any possibility of a showdown between the pair to exist.
Joshua makes his first defense of his IBF title (previously held by Fury) against American Dominic Breazeale soon and earlier this week he came face to face with his challenger for the first time.
The result was some strong words exchanged between the two which Tyson Fury was, well, not too impressed with on his Instagram account: