Jubilation as boxing legend pledges to help Anthony Joshua prepare for £200m fight vs Tyson Fury
- Boxing legend Mayweather has offered to work with Joshua ahead of Fury bout
- The Britons finally signed an agreement to face-off in a unification fight earlier this week
- However, the venue and date of the fight is yet to be communicated to the public
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Floyd Mayweather has vowed to help WBA, IBF, and WBO champion Anthony Joshua prepare for his £200 million fight against Tyson Fury.
Although the venue and time of the encounter have not been agreed on, the boxers have signed a deal to face-off sometime soon.
The 44-year-old retired American retired fighter was by the ringside during Joshua's triumph over Kubrat Pulev last December and he is hoping to by his corner this time for his bout against Fury.
Mayweather said while speaking on the Disruptive Entrepreneur podcast while Complete Sports reported it saying:
“I look forward to working with Joshua real soon, we talk all the time,”
“It’s a very interesting fight. Anthony has a lot of experience and Tyson Fury as well has a lot of experience but with Anthony Joshua losing a fight [to Andy Ruiz Jr], it helped him become stronger.
”I met Tyson Fury on a few occasions; he’s a great guy and very interesting. After the fight I like to see him sing… I haven’t seen him fight a lot of times.
“I’ve seen him fight twice, against Deontay Wilder, but it’s a very intriguing match-up. You can never say what’s going to happen in the sport of boxing. Both guys are great competitors.”
Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn announced on Monday, March 15 that his client and Fury have finally reached an agreement to face-off in a two-match deal but the place and time have not been agreed on.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have been urged to decide where they want to face-off in the next 30 days or their much-anticipated unification bout will never happen.
The 31-year-old is throwing his WBA, IBF, and WBO belts in line in a bid to become the unified heavyweight champion.
Definitely, the Gypsy King is also eyeing all the titles Joshua currently holds and the Britons have been talking tough ahead of the fight.
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