Anthony Joshua recounts sparring with Tyson Fury over expensive Rolex wristwatch

Anthony Joshua recounts sparring with Tyson Fury over expensive Rolex wristwatch

- Anthony Joshua against Tyson Fury is the fight most boxing enthusiasts would want to watch soon

- The duo might square up for the unification fight sometime this year

- Joshua reveals he fought his countryman during his amateur time over a piece of Rolex wristwatch in 2010

Two-time heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has recounted how he sparred with one of his prospective opponents Tyson Fury for a brand new Rolex watch.

The British born fighters are expected to square up in a unification fight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium later this year.

Though, Fury is scheduled to face off with Deontay Wilder in June after the American triggered the trilogy clause in their contract.

PAY ATTENTION: Become a member of the leading sports Facebook group 'Naija Football Fan' Read'

Joshua, on the other hand, will battle compulsory challenger Kubrat Pulev about a month after before the Englishmen could have a chance to pair in the rings.

Chelsea join Man Utd, Real Madrid, other European giants in race to sign Super Eagles striker

Eddie Hearn may have suggested that the fight between the Gypsy King and his countryman could have been pushed forward but an agreement has not been reached.

According to the Sun, Joshua was still an amateur when he first battled the current WBO titleholder.

The boxer of Nigerian descent revealed that he read on a boxing news platform that Fury was looking for a partner, adding that such person stood a chance to win his luxurious Rolex watch.

Joshua told Sky Sports: "This was early on when I was an amateur and I didn't know who Tyson was.

"I was reading in Boxing News he was going around London gyms asking if anyone knocks him out they get to keep his Rolex. "Me and him had a straight war. We both have a heart.

"I didn't get to knock him out. He said afterward 'Watch out for this kid, he will be champion of the world one day'. "And he got his prediction right."

Ighalo makes big decision on becoming Nigeria’s president after Man Utd fan tells him to replace Buhari

READ ALSO: NAIJ.com upgrades to Legit.ng

It would be recalled that Anthony reclaimed his belts after beating Andy Ruiz in their rematch in Saudi Arabia last December.

Meanwhile, Fury handed Wilder his first defeat in the heavyweight category following his seventh-round victory at the MGM Grand Arena in February 2020.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Anthony Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn has stated clearly that his client is interested in facing countryman Tyson Fury and not the duel against Kubrat Pulev.

Since February after Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder, the world have been clamoring for the fight between Anthony Joshua and Fury.

Deontay Wilder was not at his best at all when he faced Tyson Fury and one of his coaches had to throw in the towel in the seventh round for the Brit to be declared the winner.

4-yr-old boxer: I want to become a world champion | Legit TV

Celebrities storm traditional wedding ceremony of ex-Mr Nigeria Emmanuel Ikubese and Anita Adetoye

Source: Legit

Online view pixel