Tyson Fury’s dad John says he wants his son to set up a fight with Anthony Joshua in December once he’s won his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas
The ongoing saga surrounding Fury and Joshua’s potential undisputed heavyweight title fight looked to be finally coming to head this year, only for an arbitrator to rule that Wilder was due, as per his contract, an automatic rematch with Fury.
Fury, 33, stopped Wilder, 35, in round seven of their rematch in February 2020, after the pair had boxed to a controversial draw back in December 2018.
But his father said he envisaged a quick win for his son and then a fight with Joshua as early as December.
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“He’s been inactive (Tyson), but so has Wilder, they’ve both done nothing for two years,” he told GiveMeSport.
“But I see Tyson with a mindset he’s got today, knocking him out within four rounds.
“I mean, KO’ing him this time properly, getting the job done where there is no arguments at all, flat out on his back.
“And then when that’s happened out the way, few weeks’ rest, onto Joshua.”
And trainer Fury, himself a former professional boxer, said the wheels for that fight were already in motion with Wilder holding “no threat” to Tyson’s unbeaten record.
“He’s trying to get Joshua in December,” he said.
“We’re going for that fight this year.
“Because we see Wilder as no threat at all once he’s done the camp right.
“If he’s done everything right to the letter, Wilder ain’t a problem, he’s got his number, beat him twice, beat him like a ragdoll, beat him to a pulp last time.
“Wilder has got nothing to offer him at all, only that big punch.
“And believe me, what I’m seeing in the new trainer, we know a lot about him as well, so we’ve got no fear at all.”
However, he insisted that the prospect of facing Joshua later in the year won’t be distracting Tyson.
“He’s concentrating on Wilder first. AJ won’t even play a part in his mind at the moment because he’s thinking about Wilder.
“But yeah, get him out the way, AJ here we come!”
Joshua himself has a huge fight to get through before his thoughts can truly turn to facing Fury.
The 31-year-old puts his world titles on the line against Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on Saturday, September 25.