Anthony Joshua believes ‘he will walk through’ British heavyweight rival Tyson Fury and silence all of his doubters.
Joshua, 30, outpointed Andy Ruiz Jr to reclaim the WBA, IBF and WBO world titles in their rematch in December in Saudi Arabia.
Fury knocked out Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas three months later to take the WBC crown and the British rivals are set for a dream showdown when the COVID-19 lockdown is lifted.
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Joshua and Fury are first scheduled to face Kubrat Pulev and Wilder respectively.
But Joshua told DAZN: “I’m working towards beating Tyson Fury, whether the bookmakers, believers or doubters want to be with me or not, I have to believe it. I am working towards beating Tyson Fury.
“In a way, it is overlooking Pulev but I’ve got to look through Pulev because I am going to walk through Pulev, that’s the mindset.
“When it comes to Pulev, he isn’t on my level. I’m walking through him.
“I want the boys at the top and I’m working through them all, that’s the mindset we have to have as fighters. So I’m looking at Tyson Fury like I’m going to walk through him as well.”
Bookies have Fury as the slight favourite to win the potential Battle of Britain.
Joshua added: “When Tyson Fury is ready, I will not turn down that fight.
“I’m looking at the wider picture, I am thinking like the challenger and the underdog.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.