Anthony Joshua says Tyson Fury is "just one on a long list" of heavyweights he wants to face 6 months ago

Anthony Joshua says Tyson Fury is "just one on a long list" of heavyweights he wants to face

The two are set to meet in the ring later this year

Anthony Joshua has said Tyson Fury is "just one on a long list" of potential heavyweights he wants to face in the future.

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Fury has previously accused Joshua of lacking confidence and "s***ing himself" at the prospect of a clash between the two biggest names in boxing.

In an interview with Nadia Jae on The 1Xtra Breakfast Show, Joshua explained how he is preparing to deal with the prospect of coming up against Fury.

He said: "By aiming for greatness, I feel like when you aim above the sky you're only going into greater territory so for me, I just feel like I don't set no limits on anything I'm trying to achieve right now.

"Some people say sky's the limit, I'm looking at what's beyond there so I'm taking it all the way to the top and back and I can't wait to get in the ring and compete with anyone this year.

"It's not only Tyson Fury, there's so many great heavyweights I want to get in the ring with and dance with and beat up, so Tyson Fury is just one on a long list."

Joshua's victory over Kubrat Pulev last December paved the way for a clash with Fury, which would bring the two biggest names in heavyweight boxing together for the first time in a professional ring.

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A date has not been formally announced, although negotiations are believed to be ongoing.

After dispatching with Pulev, Joshua was asked whether he'd like to face off against Fury.

He did not respond with an affirmative "yes", but said he was prepared to face whoever had the belts.

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Fury responded immediately with a video message posted on social media.

"There you go everyone, Anthony Joshua just s*** himself live on television. He got asked did he want the fight, and he went around the bushes and put his arse on the edge.

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"I want the fight. I want the fight next. I'll knock him out inside three rounds. He's a big bum dosser and I can't wait to knock him out."

Hear Anthony Joshua's full interview on The 1Xtra Breakfast Show with Nadia Jae on BBC Sounds.