Anthony Joshua and John Fury Cross Paths in Riyadh

By Daniel Mcglinchey - 03/03/2024 - Comments

Anthony Joshua, looking massive, crossed paths with big John Fury, the dad of the Gypsy King, Tyson Fury, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, today, ahead of AJ’s 10-round heavyweight fight this Friday night against Francis Ngannou on March 8th at the Kingdom Arena.

Ngannou = The Threat to AJ’s Undisputed Quest

Joshua (27-3, 24 KOs) is focused on his fight against Ngannou (0-1). There’s a real risk for AJ in this fight; with all the hard work that Joshua and his promoter, Eddie Hearn, have put into getting to this point to land a shot against the Fury vs. Oleksandr Usyk winner for the undisputed championship, it could go up in smoke on Friday night.

Ngannou’s punching power is top-notch, and AJ can’t afford to let him connect with any of his shots. Joshua needs a win to keep his dreams of capturing the undisputed championship alive. If he loses this fight, it’s going to be a massive setback for Joshua,

Where in the World is Tyson Fury?

Fans want to know where Tyson Fury is hiding. He’s the one who should be in Riyadh to scout Joshua and have an opportunity for a photo op. Is Fury still feeling the the affects of the backlash aimed towards him after his untimely cut suffered in training for his postponed fight against Usyk?

Many boxing fans on social still believe Fury inflicted his cut himself to buy time after having a horrible camp, getting knocked about by different sparring partners.

If the rumors turn out to be true, it will not help the 35-year-old Fury with the extra training camp, as it would signal that father time is biting him on the backside, letting him know it’s time for him to hang up the gloves.

A Fury-Joshua Face-Off?

Could the meeting between John Fury and Joshua be a sign of things to come for AJ and Tyson later this year? UK boxing fans hope the mega-fight between them will finally happen, but American fans don’t care, viewing these two as pampered, washed up fighters that were never as good as the phoney hype behind them.

Joshua still has to get past the ‘The Predator’ Ngannou on March 8th, and Fury must win against Usyk, which will be no easy task, given his last two performances.

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