The professional boxer Anthony Joshua says he “needs” to fight Tyson Fury before he retires
“Do I need Tyson Fury on my record? I need it,” Joshua tells Steve Bunce on the 5 Live Boxing podcast.
“Fight good fighters and they bring out the best of you.”
Talks over an undisputed title fight collapsed during the summer, but Joshua says a fight with Fury is very important to him.
“We need it for boxing,” he adds.
“Training camp is hard. To get better is very difficult in boxing. To fight Tyson Fury is a big challenge.
“I’m going to put that pressure on myself to actually get better. But it’s what we all need, I need it. Come on, let’s see how good I am.
“Let’s see how far I can take myself during this period. It’ll be a good challenge mentally. Not about him, but because I actually want to do well.
“When I wake up in the morning early and I’m tired, my body’s battered, I still go out and do what I do. It’s great rewards and only someone like Fury can give that to me.”