I’d rather die in battle – Anthony Joshua warns Tyson Fury

Two-time unified world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, has warned Tyson Fury he would rather die in the ring, as the two Britons move closer to a heavyweight mega-fight.

With politics threatening the bout from happening, many boxing fans are optimistic the two champions will face off for the undisputed crown.

”I’d rather die in battle, so I can go to the heavens where the warriors lie than go to battle and try to hide and survive.

”No matter what the tactics are, no matter how much you study, no matter how much you think you can beat me, I’m just there to win. That’s the fighter’s mentality – some people may not understand it,” Joshua said in an interview on his YouTube channel on his mindset ahead of the fight.

As negotiations proceed on a likely venue for the clash, the 31-year-old’s promoter Eddie Hearn hinted at June being a likely time

“We’ve had big discussions with Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Singapore.

“No decision has yet been made on the location of the fight, though the ongoing coronavirus restrictions in the UK mean the chances of the first clash between Joshua and Fury taking place on home soil are extremely slim,” he told SportsMail.