Tyson Fury set for July return to face Anthony Joshua

  • Tyson Fury set for July return to face Anthony Joshua

Tyson Fury set for July return to face Anthony Joshua

Also in the picture is the WBC champion, United States fighter Deontay Wilder, and the prospect of a high-profile showdown in NY or Las Vegas.

The biggest heavyweight title fight in more than a decade had a little something for everyone, and Joshua finished off in style.

Mike Tyson says it is only a matter of time before Anthony Joshua starts trash-talking on camera. "I find it really hard to watch, especially when I know someone that is in the fight".

Klitschko bravely got back to his feet, but as Joshua blasted away at him along the ropes, referee David Fields stepped in and waved it off at 2:25 of the round.

"I did enjoy the night as well as you".

The nature of the clash, one hallmarked by several plot twists and just the right amount of savagery, captured the imagination, not just in Britain where it is widely expected to break the pay-per-view record previously set by Floyd Mayweather's flop of the century fight with Manny Pacquiao, but across the globe.

But by the 10th, Joshua had clearly gained his second wind and landed some big shots in the 11th, dropping Klitschko twice.

Praising Joshua's continued humility and unwavering focus that appears at odds with his growing celebrity, he added: "I met him for the first time at the Olympics in 2012".

"When you look at Joshua, I was excited that he won, even though I picked Klitschko because of age".

"If he continues to be that way, his sky is the limit for him", said Tyson.

'Like I did with Wladimir, give him a boxing lesson, played with him.

Fury's time as champion did not last long as the controversial heavyweight vacated his WBO and WBA titles in October of a year ago after he pulled out of his scheduled rematch with Klitschko.

"When you go to the trenches, that's when you find out who you really are", Joshua said. I want to go worldwide with him. Unfortunately, I don't see either of those fights happening, especially the Ortiz fight.

If they order the Joshua-Ortiz fight, I can see Joshua vacating if Ortiz is still fighting at a high level.

Inside the ropes, Joshua is now the biggest draw in the heavyweight division.

The Brit has paid homage to the boxing icon by purchasing a signed glove, with the framed piece of memorabilia coming complete with a built-in television screen which will allow Joshua to watch back some of Ali's classic moments.

Mind you, the screams of a burning man would have been preferable to the anthems with MC Michael Buffer telling us that the Ukrainian effort would be "performed by the attractive singing voice of Natalia Klitschko", sister-in-law of Wladimir.