Anthony Joshua would rather have Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder come at him face-to-face than rant over the media or verbally. He seeks a fight to put to stall the incessant tirades they throw at one another.
“I think when you’re a fighter you can’t let certain things slide,” Joshua told Sky Sports.
“When you’re hearing it constantly you have to let it just slide off your back.
“Even though I try to keep it professional and I don’t want to bite back, at the same time I’ve got the fighting instinct in me.
“You know how it is, sometimes you have got to give as good as you can get.”
Although no fight has been fixed for any of them, the Brit wants to have a match with Fury once the ‘Gipsy King’ bounces back to fitness following a drugs ban and can take on anyone in a fight.
He said: “It’s a tough one but I would rather do it face-to-face. That is what I’m waiting for.
“I hope for Tyson Fury’s return so that he can fight soon.”
Joshua eyes the WBC belt as he wants to add it to his collection to unify the entire heavyweight division and tends to do so by ramping up negotiations with Wilder over the coming weeks instead of the verbal harangues they spew at each other.
“And with Wilder, we are looking at negotiations and hopefully we can get that going.
“It will be good when we come face-to-face.” Said the 28-year-old.