Anthony Joshua says Eddie Hearn is talking to Tyson Fury about possible future bout
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 31/10/17 6:12am
Anthony Joshua has revealed promoter Eddie Hearn has spoken to Tyson Fury about the possibility of the two going toe-to-toe in the future.
Speaking to Sky Sports News after he landed by helicopter in London, Joshua admitted he is keen to fight a fully-fit Fury, who must first wait for a ruling from UKAD on a suspected drugs ban.
"It's Anthony Joshua versus the world right now, I have got to fight them all!" he said.
"Eddie [Hearn] is right, as a promoter it works well for him, it works well for me and I think it works well for people who want to watch me and Tyson Fury get it on.
"I wish him the best of luck with what he's going through because we need to see him back in the ring.
"Eddie has been on the phone to Tyson, trying to make things happen and support his cause. This is a fight, down the line, that might happen.
"At the minute, the fighters who are closer on a championship level are the likes of Joseph Parker and Deontay Wilder."
Joshua knows he must fulfil his obligations with regard to mandatory fights in his position as champion but admitted he would like the freedom to fight whoever he and his management team like.
"When I put myself in line to become a champion, there come obligations with it," he added. "If I have a voluntary, then I can fight with who my manager and promoter work with.
"If not, I have to fulfil my mandatories or, if I fight whoever I want to fight, I would have to give up the belts to be and then I can be a free man to do what I want."
Eddie has been on the phone to Tyson, trying to make things happen and support his cause. This is a fight, down the line, that might happen.
Anthony Joshua on possible Tyson Fury fight
But when it was put to him whether he would voluntarily give up his belts in order to have greater freedom on who he goes up against, Joshua said: "No, I don't think it makes sense because everybody's goal is to become champion.
"The only way I would give them up is if someone is better than me on the night, that's the only way these belts will leave me."