Anthony Joshua invites Floyd Mayweather and Wladimir Klitschko to train with him ahead of blockbuster Tyson Fury fight
ANTHONY JOSHUA has invited boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and former foe Wladimir Klitschko to help prepare him for his blockbuster showdown with Tyson Fury.
The long-awaited undisputed heavyweight title fight is on the brink of being announced after both fighters agreed on a venue for the multi-million-pound showdown.
4Anthony Joshua is in camp for his heavyweight title unification fight with Tyson FuryCredit: Instagram4Anthony Joshua has invited Floyd Mayweather to train with him ahead of his clash with Tyson FuryCredit: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing4Anthony Joshua also extended the offer to former foe Wladimir KlitschkoCredit: BBCJoshua, 32, officially began his training camp for The Gypsy King earlier this month.
And he’d like to get the input of The Money Man and Dr Steelhammer before the blockbuster bout.
During an appearance on Pep Talk UK, Joshua said of Mayweather: “He’s a great man.
“To have someone like that with the boxing brain – you need to be around fighters as a boxer.
“Footballers need to be around footballers, boxers need to be around boxers.
“Lions stay around lions, lions don’t hang around with sheep, do they?
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“Good boxers need to stay around better boxers in order to get better, so I’d definitely have him.
“I’d have George Foreman, Evander Holyfield, Roberto Duran, Tommy Hearns, Sugar Ray Leonard. Mayweather, 100 per cent.
“And Wladimir Klitschko, he’s always welcome.
“And it’s inspiration for the kids in this gym as well because this gym is an amateur gym for the community, so yeah it’d be good to have them down here.
“Mayweather’s more than welcome.”
4Anthony Joshua holds Floyd Mayweather in extremely high regardCredit: Matchroom BoxingSaudi Arabia is expected to land the first of two multi-million-pound showdowns between Joshua and Fury.
July 24 is the expected date for the desert dust-up, although early August has also been mooted.
But AJ is still holding on to the faint hope of a Wembley clash with the WBC heavyweight champ.
During an appearance on The Jonathan Ross Show, he said: “I’ve signed my side of the deal.
“We’ve sent him a good offer, one I’m sure he won’t refuse.
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“He wants the fight, no doubt about it. So do I and more than me and him, the whole public want it.
“I put my crystal ball out there and I say it’s going to happen this year 100 per cent.
“I’m pretty sure it’ll be this year. End of July, early August.
“Where? That’s what’s the delay, because of this pandemic. We want to have people coming to the venue.
“It’s just finding the right location. For me, Wembley would be ideal.”
Anthony Joshua says he’s signed his side of the deal and he’s pretty sure Tyson Fury fight will happen this year