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'God willing, we get the big fight on': Tyson Fury warns Anthony Joshua not to slip up against Kubrat Pulev so they can put on the all-British showdown fans are desperate to see

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Tyson Fury wearing a suit and tie: Tyson Fury has revealed he wants to fight Anthony Joshua in an all-British showdown

Tyson Fury has revealed he wants to fight Anthony Joshua in an all-British showdown
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Tyson Fury wants an all-British showdown with Anthony Joshua to determine who is the best heavyweight on the planet, as the WBC champion urged his arch rival to get past Kubrat Pulev.

Fans have excited over a Fury-Joshua match up since the Gyspy King blitzed Deontay Wilder in seven rounds to reclaim the heavyweight throne in Las Vegas in February.

Fury holds the WBC belt, while AJ is the WBO, WBA and IBF champion, meaning the victor of a bout between the pair would be crowned unified, undisputed world champion. 

And the Gypsy King has revealed how much he wants to fight AJ, with both fighters' teams working to ensure the pair finally face off in a historic clash. 

But Fury has to face Wilder for a third time, after the Bronze Bomber triggered a rematch clause shortly after his defeat, while AJ has to face mandatory challenger Pulev next.

'If I get knocked out by Deontay Wilder, then it [the Joshua fight] won't be on, will it,' Fury told Sky Sports.

'It will be another fight with Wilder and so forth and so on. If he loses to Pulev, so close, but so far away. In heavyweight boxing, you can never count your chickens before they hatch, so one fight at a time. One victory at a time.

'All going well, god willing, we get on the big fight with me and Joshua, the all-British showdown and I can give the fans what they want to see, especially the British fans.

'It will be the biggest fight since I believe Lennox Lewis and Frank Bruno. It was a while ago, Cardiff Arms Park.' 

Joshua famously suffered a devastating loss to outsider Andy Ruiz Jr when he was on the cusp of a mega-money showdown with Wilder.  

Boxing has ground to a halt since the outbreak of the coronavirus, meaning plans for the Fury - AJ bout to be held this year have grown unlikely. 

Joshua's promotor, Eddie Hearn, has revealed plans to host events at his Matchroom Boxing Headquarters. Hearn intends to stage fight nights on four consecutive Saturdays in the 15-acre grounds in Brentwood, Essex.

His £1million plan is to open with the all-Brit world title clash between Terri Harper and Natasha Jonas in mid-July, before closing with Dillian Whyte's WBC interim heavyweight title fight against Alexander Povetkin in the first or second Saturday in August. 

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