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Tyson: 'It's all about Joshua now - that one fight changed boxing'

07 May 2017, 12:46 | Vickie Mathis

GETTY Tyson Fury says he doesn't need a warm-up fight before facing Anthony Joshua

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury

The 41-year-old Ukrainian shared an epic heavyweight clash with Joshua on Saturday night, which saw both fighters climb off the canvas before Klitschko was stopped in a dramatic 11th round.

Regardless of who Joshua will fight against next, he is now in high demand because of his participation in a bout that some claim to be the greatest heavyweight bout for the past 25 years. If the former long time champion does, then a Wilder fight for Joshua could have to take a back seat for a while.

Boxing has been struggling to find a new heavyweight champion who can captivate a worldwide audience for years.

On the prospect of fighting Fury, Joshua said "it feels that we're heading in that direction".

"It was a great fight", Tyson told ESPN.

"It's good actually", said Joshua. An average of 659,000 viewers tuned in to United States network Showtime to watch the fight, which is pretty big considering the time difference and that Joshua's previous three bouts on the network received no higher than 390,000 viewers. I was waiting in front of him instead of moving my feet and I was just there for that sweet right hand. And Klitschko, you've got to give credit to him.

However, he admitted that a match-up with fellow Briton Tyson Fury is the fight that most people want to see and that it seems to be "heading in that direction".

Tyson believes that while there are a lot of good boxers, and a lot of good fights, an entertaining heavyweight is what boxing needs. You're going to be financially challenged, scholastically challenged.

Fourteen years older than his opponent, he showed why he is one of boxing's most respected and enduring fighters but will go away with the refrain of "what if" ringing in his ears.

Elsewhere in the heavyweight division there isn't too much to get excited about according to Tyson, who hopes Joshua avoids facing WBC champion Deontay Wilder in a unification bout. Once it is done, and if that is Anthony Joshua, the UAE could become a main hub for boxing. I think that's the best Klitschko I've ever seen. I thought, "this is it, he's not coming back".

After receiving his prize vehicle, Joshua said: "I spend a lot of time on the road travelling to Sheffield during my training camps so I am incredibly grateful to Land Rover and the SVO team for their assistance".

"Of course we have a rematch in the contract".

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