Anthony Joshua says Tyson Fury is able to “redeem himself out of the circus” of a lost undisputed heavyweight fight by appointing him to fight.
Discussions between Oleksandr Usyk and who is the WBO, WBA (Super) and IBF champion, as well as WBC title holder Fury ended last week.
Joshua 33, Joshua will take on American Jermaine Franklin this Saturday in his debut fight in 2023.
He claims he’d like to see an all-British match with Fury regardless of the outcome in the fight against Franklin on O2 Arena. O2 Arena.
Joshua declared: “There’s no better time to put Fury into the arena than right now, because he’s in need of me to save him from this show, this disappointment.
“He is in need of me, therefore there’s no better time to announce my name and I’m the kind of person who can accept any difficulty.”
Joshua was engaged in discussions with his British opponent over a fight in the year prior to his loss to Usyk and Usyk, but they were unable to come to an agreement. Fury was able to take on Derek Chisora at Wembley Stadium in December.
Fury has since set his sights to take on the 36-year-old Usyk in what was the first bout between heavyweights that was undisputed since 1999.
After weeks of discussions the two sides announced that they could not reach an agreement. reached due to a disagreement about the conditions of a possible game.
“It’s not my job to slam or slate anyone. I’m pretty certain that the fight [Fury against Usykis going to happen since I think there may have a solution to the chaos,” Joshua told Steve Bunce on 5 Live Boxing.
“If first, I were in the same position and didn’t choose to fight the fight what would people think of me?
“And secondly If I don’t pick up this fight, what could Fury be saying about me? Therefore, I’m not planning to take it to the next the level.
“I am a fan of everyone who goes into the arena. Sometimes, however, I think certain people should be careful with their mouths.”