Anthony Joshua is eager for a Battle of Britain showdown against his long-standing rival Tyson Fury. The reigning IBF world heavyweight champion is currently preparing to face the unbeaten American Dominic Breazeale at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday (25 June), but Joshua already has his eyes on a money-spinning bout with Fury.
The Olympic gold medal-winning fighter thinks he still has significant room for improvement in the coming years and has revealed he would happily face Fury regardless of whether he retains his world title belts in his much-anticipated rematch against Wladimir Klitschko on July 9.
"We don't need Tyson Fury to hold any of the belts for us to have a big 'battle of Britain' fight," Joshua said, according to The Telegraph. "I think it's big enough as it is. That's why I'm not trying to wait around. Whenever he's ready. As soon as he's ready, we'll get it on.
"It's still a massive fight if he doesn't hold any belts, 100 percent it is. The belts make it unbelievable for a unification, but it's still a big fight for the UK. A unification match makes it a global thing."
Meanwhile, Joshua revealed he only considers himself to be 70 percent the finished article, suggesting he could still improve with time. "I just think it's still the beginning. I feel I'm improving all the time. This is just the start," explained Joshua, 26.
"The cake hasn't been put in the oven yet. I'm probably at 70 percent. There's 30 percent more of me to come. One hundred percent is unstoppable. Nothing's gone wrong so far. I'm not going to change much at the moment."