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Anthony Joshua reveals that a fight with Tyson Fury is 'in the pipeline' and vows the dream British heavyweight showdown will happen 'sooner rather than later'

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  • British boxing fans have long dreamed of a clash between Joshua and Fury
  • Joshua appeared a guest on Good Morning Britain and was asked about the fight
  • He said the dream fight would ‘definitely’ take place ‘sooner rather than later’ 

Anthony Joshua has revealed that a fight with Tyson Fury is in the works and will take place ‘sooner rather than later’. 

The proposed bout has been dubbed as the biggest fight in British boxing history, and fans have long dreamed about the prospect of the two heavyweights colliding inside the ring. 

However, other fights for both opponents have stepped in the way, while Joshua has suffered a number of setbacks including a loss to Andy Ruiz Jr and back-to-back  defeats to Fury’s next opponent Oleksandr Usyk

Joshua, appearing as a guest on Good Morning Britain, was asked whether a fight between the pair is on the cards. 

In response, he told co-host Susanna Reid‘It is the golden question, I’d say sooner rather than later.

Anthony Joshua has revealed that a dream British showdown with Tyson Fury is 'in the pipeline'

Anthony Joshua has revealed that a dream British showdown with Tyson Fury is ‘in the pipeline’

Joshua said that Fury is part of his 'journey' as long as he can complete his 'checkpoints'

Joshua said that Fury is part of his ‘journey’ as long as he can complete his ‘checkpoints’

British boxing fans have long dreamed of a fight between the Gypsy King (pictured) and Joshua

British boxing fans have long dreamed of a fight between the Gypsy King (pictured) and Joshua

‘It’s in the pipeline, it’s been bubbling for a long time and it has to happen.

‘We are with you guys. We’re talking about it, it’s definitely going to happen sooner rather than later – mark my words.’

When asked for more information on what he means by the fight being in the pipeline, he added: ‘Not in depth like that (finding a location and date for the fight) but there’s a map.

‘For example, someone would say ‘these are the checkpoints’ and if I can complete these checkpoints then Fury’s part of my journey and I’m part of his I’m sure as well – it would be silly not to.’

Joshua’s next checkpoint is a fight against former UFC star Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia on Friday.

Ngannou poses a potentially dangerous opponent after the Cameroonian almost caused a shock against Fury back in October. 

Despite being knocked down, Fury was awarded the victory in a controversial split decision outcome.

Fury will next step foot inside the ring in his delayed heavyweight unification showdown with Usyk on May 18.

Joshua has won his last three fights and will face Francis Ngannou on Friday night

Joshua has won his last three fights and will face Francis Ngannou on Friday night

Ngannou knocked down Fury in his first fight but lost in a controversial split decision outcome

Ngannou knocked down Fury in his first fight but lost in a controversial split decision outcome

Joshua met with Fury's dad, John, in Riyadh, ahead of his fight with Ngannou later this week

Joshua met with Fury’s dad, John, in Riyadh, ahead of his fight with Ngannou later this week

Joshua recently bumped into Fury’s dad, John, in Riyadh, ahead of his fight with Ngannou.

When asked on GMB whether John also wanted the fight to take place, Joshua said: ‘I didn’t speak to him about it but I’m sure he does (want the fight) because as someone who is in the fight business, it’s just us going to work.

‘It’s an opportunity to work and this is what we do for our livelihoods. I’m sure he’s advising Fury to get in the ring, it’s a great fight, lets see who is the best of Great Britain and for the public it would be amazing.’