“My Inspiration is my Determination;” Joshua Says Ahead of Fury Showdown

Nigerian-British heavyweight champion, ANTHONY JOSHUA looked appears to be in top shape in training ahead of his showdown with American Tyson Fury.

The £ 500 million heavyweight unification battle is set for later this year after the pair agreed for the showdown.

Anthony Joshua sends a warning to his rival through an Instagram post showing his preparation plan where the 31-year-old looked toned, fit and powerful.

Joshua wrote via his social media handle: “My inspiration is my determination.”

Fans and fellow pros were quick to laud the Watford-born fighter’s physique in the comments section, including ex-footballer Jamie Redknapp.

Ring pal Peter Kadiru wrote: “Future undisputed heavyweight champion 🔥🔥🔥 big inspiration.”

One fan added: “That’s why you’re King 👑🌏❤️.”

Anthony Joshua preparation for Fury fight

A date and venue are yet to be finalised for the heavyweight battle, which is likely to take place abroad.

Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has revealed a ‘strange’ bid to host the fight by an unnamed Asian billionaire.

He said: “I had an approach [on Wednesday], not from the Middle East, but it was the most bizarre approach.

“I can’t say who it was but it was from a very wealthy individual and he wants to do something very special.

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“We’ve had 20 approaches for this fight but you know which ones are serious.

“This one was just well out there. And it’s a realistic option, money is not an issue with this guy. All I will say is it’s in Asia. Not Macau but not far away.”

Onlookers are already predicting the outcome of the summer clash, which is already signed for an eventual rematch.

Heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte recently stated that anything can happen when Joshua and Fury finally face off.

He said: “There’s a case for both guys winning this fight, I think. Both guys showed a lot of versatility in their fights.

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“[Joshua’s] two fights with Ruiz and [Fury’s] two fights with Wilder – they’re the same guys but they’re different styles and different ways of getting the victory.

“It’s hard, only true fans of each guy will say, ‘This guy’s gonna win’. It’s very hard, I don’t think no boxing purist would say, ‘This guy’s gonna win because of this’.

“It’s hard to pick, in my opinion it’s a 50/50 fight.”

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