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Boxing News of Thursday, 27 August 2020

Source: www.mynigeria.com

I will break your head - Anthony Joshua warns Tyson Fury ahead of bout

Anthony Joshua has cautioned Tyson Fury ahead of their anticipated heavyweight clash dubbed, 'Battle of Britain'.

In the build-up to the bout, Anthony Joshua has said that he will "break his head" referring to Fury after the two rivals agreed terms on a two-fight deal.

The bout has one less hurdle to overcome after Dillian Whyte was removed as the mandatory challenger to Fury’s WBC belt, following his knockout defeat by Alexander Povetkin, Daily Post said.

However, both Fury and Joshua must first deal with Deontay Wilder and Kubrat Pulev respectively, before facing each other.

Fury took to social media to taunt Joshua this week and he has reacted to the remarks.

“I have a lot of respect for the man, he’s a good family man and a good fighter, but on the other hand, I want to break his head,” Joshua said while appearing on Sky One’s A League of Their Own.

“First six rounds, I think, well I know I’m going to take him out then.”

Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua has said that he wants to develop the sport in his Nigeria.

Recall that AJ surprised Lagosians in the Makoko area with an unannounced visit back in February.

The Nigeria-British boxer, who has always been identifying with Nigeria, recently posted a video of his time in Nigeria on his official youtube account.

He visited Lagos as well as Ogun State where his father, Robert Joshua, hails from.

He also reflected on his time at the "New Africa Shrine" - home of late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

Speaking on his experience in Nigeria, AJ said, "this is a country of so much potential, a country of so much spirit and a country of so much pride. Ive had an unbelievable time here in Nigeria and I will definitely come back."

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