Anthony Joshua vows to “walk through Tyson Fury”
Anthony Joshua has claimed that he will “walk through Tyson Fury” after his second-round knockout against Charles Martin at the 02 Arena on Saturday night.
Joshua’s 16th professional victory earned him the IBF world heavyweight title, with the Brit needing just one minute and 32 seconds to overcome his American opponent in the English capital.
The former Olympic champion has vowed to keep his feet on the ground, but has insisted that he is “not messing round” when he speaks about ‘walking through’ WBA and WBO champion Fury.
“The promoters are going to do their promoting, the fighters are going to do their fighting and the public are going to do their talking and I’m going to keep on walking. I’m going to walk through Tyson Fury when’s he’s ready. I’m not messing around believe you me,” Joshua told BBC Sport.
“Scrap all this 16 fight nonsense. I’m training hard and I mean business. I’m here to stay and I want to make some real noise in this division. That belt. I got big respect but I want to do more. If I get too carried away I feel that I’ll get complacent. So let’s put that bad boy away.
“Let’s put that with the Olympic medal and let’s go on and get more and keep entertaining these boxing fans. That’s what I’m here to do. I’m young, I’m fresh and honestly I’m looking forward to getting back in the gym. I have got skill. I’m not just some beach body boxer. I train hard and this is just the results. IBF champion and I’m very, very happy. I’m happy for the UK as well.”
In the aftermath of the Martin fight, Fury took to social networking site Twitter to claim that Joshua looked ‘slow and ponderous’ and vowed to “slay the lamb”.
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