Along Barry Holbrook: Matchroom Boxing’s Frank Smith says Anthony Joshua will fight Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury in 2023.
Smith says he’s pretty confident a fight with WBC heavyweight champion Fury will take place this year, but Fury’s frequent talk of retirement (33-0-1, 24 KOs) doesn’t make him any better. gives some anxiety to
A Fury fight would be great, but Smith wouldn’t disappoint until it happened.
Joshua vs. Wilder is going to be huge for US boxing fans as they love watching exciting fights. In Fury, he’s going to do a lot of ugly fistfighting, and it’s not fun to see that simplistic style he uses.
“We’ve got AJ back and people are looking forward to it,” Matchroom Boxing’s Frank Smith told iFL TV. When asked if he would see Joshua vs. Tyson Fury in 2023, Smith replied, “Either that or Deontay Wilder, I think.”
“I don’t think much about Fury because every day he changes his mind about whether to fight AJ or retire. So let it float in the background and if that happens.
“Ultimately, we all want to see that fight, but the need to manage AJ’s career the way it’s provided for him without thinking about other people or their plans. there is.
“I would love to see a Fury match and I definitely think it will happen. I don’t think it’s too big to happen. He’s obviously focused on the Usyk fight first. Let’s see what happens there.” prize.
“Wilder is a big fight for me.
“Eventually, we need to come up with a plan that will give him the ability to rebuild the team,” Smith said when asked what kind of fight Joshua would have next. Coming out of two tough fights with Usyk.
“In the second fight he really got better and performed great. is interested in. It’s a big British battle.
“And that builds into the possibility of Wilder or Fury-type fights,” said Smith.