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Anthony Joshua insists £100m fight with Tyson Fury ‘will happen’ and promises they will ‘get it on in Britain’

FAST & FURY-OUS

ANTHONY JOSHUA is adamant that a dream match against Tyson Fury will happen in Britain.

Joshua and Fury were initially scheduled to lock horns on August 14 but the latter was ordered by an arbitration judge to battle Deontay Wilder for a third time instead.

Thus, AJ is now set to clash with Oleksandr Usyk on September 25 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

But the 31-year-old insists that he will do everything in his power to get the fight with his fellow Brit sorted in the UK as soon as possible.

Joshua told the Daily Mail: "August 14. That’s when the Fury fight was booked. It would have happened by now.

"We were meant to have fought by now and here we are talking about it. But it will happen.

"I know what people are saying about boxing politics, but I’ll promise before the end of my career I will have done everything in my power to fight Tyson Fury.

"We saw it with Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao [not fighting until they were beyond their primes] but that was a superstar fight.

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"Me and Fury is streets, two warriors, two fighters who have come from the amateur system in the UK, and have taken the world by storm.

"We’ll get it on in Britain. Don’t worry about age, boxing politics, don’t worry about the American dollar.

"This is a British UK fight which can happen at Wembley, Tottenham, the O2, York Hall.

"I look at it less as a mega-fight for the world and more from the point of view that we are guys who first met in Finchley ABC. It is a grassroots fight."

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