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Anthony Joshua details Tyson Fury fight objective as he makes Wembley vow

Anthony Joshua claims he would forsake millions to ensure his super-fight with Tyson Fury happens at Wembley.

Joshua is set to face Fury for the undisputed world heavyweight title after his mandatory defence against Kubrat Pulev on December 12 and wants the clash to be in the UK for the fans.

The WBA Super, IBF and WBO champ is even prepared to snub offers from abroad worth millions more to stage the fight at Wembley in May or June.

“Yeah, why not?” said Joshua. “I’m fighting Kubrat Pulev for a massive pay cut.

“We have to keep the sport alive, Matchroom are taking pay cuts this year, we have to keep the sport alive.

“We’re all doing our part at the minute. We’re doing it now so I wouldn’t mind doing it again.

Anthony Joshua in training ahead of his fight against Kubrat Pulev

“It’s not harming me, and it’s for a bigger cause as well. It’s a massive cause and a big fight.

“It’s always for the fans.

“The main objective is getting this fight done, there is definitely the element that the fans are the most important and getting them together to watch a British classic.”

Joshua claims it is Fury’s call after the unbeaten WBC king told the BBC to withdraw him from the shortlist for the Sports Personality of the Year award.

“That’s his decision,” he said. “It’s a nice honour, even if you don’t win it, it’s nice anyway. Each to their own.”

Fury said on social media: “This is a message for the BBC and their SPOTY award. Please take me off your list as I’m the people’s champion and have no need for verification or any awards.

“I know what I’ve done in the sport and the love of the people is worth to me than all the awards in the world.”




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