Anthony Joshua Admits Tyson Fury's Taunts Hit Close To Home, Vows To Use Them As Motivation In Potential Showdown

Photo: Instagram/Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua has opened up about his feelings regarding Tyson Fury's constant verbal attacks. 

In a recent interview on "The Jonathan Ross Show," Joshua admitted that Fury's taunts have affected him personally. 

However, Joshua clarified that he doesn't feel insulted but rather uses Fury's words as motivation. He emphasized that he stores everything Fury says in his memory and intends to use it as fuel when they eventually face off in the ring.

Photo: Instagram/Anthony Joshua

The rivalry between the two British heavyweight boxers has been ongoing for years. Fury started berating Joshua after the latter's win over Charles Martin in 2016 to claim the IBF heavyweight title. Despite their close proximity to agreeing on terms for a blockbuster pay-per-view fight multiple times, various obstacles have prevented the matchup from happening.

In 2020, Fury announced that a deal had been struck for a fight with Joshua in 2021, causing significant excitement among fans. However, legal obligations to Deontay Wilder halted those plans, as Wilder enforced his contractual right to a trilogy fight with Fury. This legal action ended speculation about a Fury-Joshua bout in 2021.

Further attempts to arrange a fight between Fury and Joshua in December 2022 also fell through due to disagreements over financial terms. Fury opted to face Dereck Chisora instead.

Despite these setbacks, Joshua remains focused on eventually facing Fury in the ring. He acknowledged that Fury's taunts affect him personally but expressed his determination to use them as motivation to punish Fury when they finally meet in the ring.

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Source: Boxing Scene 

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