Joshua Interview on Fury, Chisora, White and New Coach


The former holder of three titles in the heavyweight division (over 90.7 kg) Briton Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) gave
interview for the British media after the strained victory of compatriot Dillian Whyte (29-3, 19 KOs) over American Jermaine Franklin (21-1, 14 KOs).

Anthony commented on the last fight, spoke about a possible meeting in the ring with Dillian, answered questions about his new coach, spoke about the upcoming December 3 fight between Fury and Chisora ​​and spoke about his desire to fight Tyson Fury in the future.

“Anthony, you saw your old rival Dillian Whyte pass Jermaine Franklin’s test. What are your thoughts on the fight?

“Good fight for both. Congratulations to both camps. One camp will be celebrating and the other will be upset. They both did a good job and will fight another time.

Did you choose the right winner in your opinion? There were many different opinions.

I don’t count points in battles. I’m not on this case. I never look at it. I’m just looking at it for fun and for future homework in terms of tactics and what they do. But I don’t keep count.

In terms of homework, there has been a lot of talk about your possible fight against Whyte next year. What can you say about what you saw and learned today?

– He is a good fighter. Defeated. If I fight him, I will beat him. I have to bet on myself against anyone who is opposite me. So yes, I will do everything in my power to defeat Dillian.

  • Joshua confesses he told White after he passed Franklin

— What vulnerabilities did you see in White? Franklin seems to have landed fairly lightly at times.

This is boxing, right? It’s like getting into the shower. If it rains, you will get wet. If you enter the boxing ring, you will miss. Everyone is different. Each carries different skills. Jermain is good. Generally not bad. Dillian will fight another time. He got the win for bigger and better events.

In terms of homework and study, are you in talks to work with other coaches? What is the current situation, can you clarify?

— I am not negotiating work with other coaches. I’m still in my base. I’m still in my main camp now, which I created after Usyk’s first defeat. I’m still here and just practicing.

Is Angel Fernandez still your head coach?

– Yes. Angel is more than just a coach. He helps me with advice, we are talking about boxing. It is not closed, it is open. It’s not about what’s best for me and Angel. It’s about what’s best for me.

— At what stage are you from inviting someone to the camp? There was talk of Roy Jones and he said you would work with him.

“Someone talks to me about boxing and the next minute they are training me for my next title fight. But it’s not. I have a lot of respect for Roy. What a man, talent, fighter. But that doesn’t mean he’s qualified enough to coach me. So this is where it all ends. But I would like to see him work and we will act from that.

– And who would you call qualified enough to train you?

– And you call me.

“It’s not for me to talk about it.

Why? You love boxing. Do you have an opinion

— Sugar Hill.

“He is a very good coach. Very qualified to train me.

  • David Haye’s reaction to White’s victory over Franklin

– Fury – Chisora ​​3 fight will take place next week. Your boyfriend is Derek, tell us your opinion.

“Well, we have someone Derek Chisora ​​who is doing well for himself, competing at all levels, in several eras, sticking around, going up against the best. I’m proud of him. He is fighting for the heavyweight title. This is not an easy task. It’s not just another day at the office. This is the heavyweight division championship. So I wish him all the best. There is Tyson Fury, who defends the title. People might think it might be easy for the number one heavyweight, but he needs to take it seriously because it’s history and he’s defending one of the most prestigious belts in heavyweight history. I wish them both all the best.

Do you think we will see you and Tyson in the ring next year?

Well, for my part, I would be glad of such an opportunity. It’s not good for both of us if we don’t meet. So I’d love the opportunity. Good luck to him in his next fight. If he wins, then I think he will fight for the undisputed champion. And I’ll fight someone else and then hopefully we both come out victorious and then find a way to fight each other.

— About other potential fights. Wilder – Ruiz sanctioned by WBC Congress…

“A really good fight. You know what? The more such fights are sanctioned, the better. Because then the best fights the best. And this is what we need.