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Anthony Joshua breaks silence on Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fight snubs

Anthony Joshua has revealed why fights with Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder haven’t happened yet – just nine days before his showdown with former UFC star Francis Ngannou.

Joshua, a two-time heavyweight world champion, is set to face Ngannou in Saudi Arabia on March 8 as he continues his journey back to the top of boxing. Throughout his career, Joshua has taken on some big names, including Wladimir Klitschko and Oleksandr Usyk, as well as Joseph Parker and Alexander Povetkin.

However, the 2012 Olympic gold medalist hasn’t yet had a match with rivals Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury. Joshua explained that he had agreed to fight both men in the past, but for various reasons, these matches didn’t happen.

The 34-year-old told Sky Sports News that the cancellation was “annoying in a way because in fight week we met up, we spoke to lawyers, we signed contracts, all that good stuff”. He added: “It’s a fight that fans want to see. I’m not saying it’s completely written off.

“You know what it proved to me, I’ve signed to fight Fury, I’ve signed to fight Wilder, I’ve signed to fight a lot of people. I just do good business. I’m a good prizefighter, I don’t duck a challenge. I’m always up for it. I just feel to myself I’ll always be here and ready to fight any time.”

Asked about Ngannou, Joshua said: “He had a good outing as well against Tyson Fury who is the current WBC champion. So I think it will be good for me to see where I’m at.

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“You should always overestimate peope if you want my opinion. Never underestimate anyone, always overestimate people and that way you’ll never be surprised.”

Before he added: “On this quest for greatness how far can I push myself? How much can my brain keep on going until it gives up and I’m like: ‘I can’t do it anymore?’.

“I want to keep on pushing my brain and trying new things. Get quicker, stronger, smarter in the ring. Face challenges, because I learn so much about myself. And then when it’s enough, enough is enough.”

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