Anthony Joshua tells John Fury ‘I’ve watched everything you’ve said’ as they meet ahead of Francis Ngannou fight

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Anthony Joshua has bumped into John Fury ahead of his upcoming fight.

AJ will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou in the main event of ‘Knockout Chaos’ in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Friday night.

Two heavy hitters will clash in Saudi Arabia on Friday

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Two heavy hitters will clash in Saudi Arabia on FridayCredit: Mark Robinson/Matchroom

Tyson Fury’s opinionated father is in the Middle East to support his son Roman, who will look to stretch his perfect professional boxing record to 4-0 in an undercard fight against Martin Svarc.

‘Big John’ has never shied away from backing his WBC heavyweight champion son to beat Joshua and every other big man in boxing.

However, Fury Sr has always enjoyed a friendly relationship with AJ, so much so that ‘The Gypsy King’ jokingly told Joshua to sever ties with his old man in December 2022.

Of course, their inevitable meeting in Saudi Arabia was a friendly one.

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The two men embraced after bumping into each other before Joshua kicked off their conversation by making the 59-year-old worry about what he’d said in recent interviews.

“How are you? I have watched everything you have said,” Joshua told Fury, who responded with an awkward laugh before pointing out the size of the 6ft 6in KO artist.

He joked: “He is a f****** big fella, isn’t he?”

Joshua added: “It is land of the giants, isn’t it? The heavyweight division is changing up.”

Joshua and Fury shared a handshake and hug

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Joshua and Fury shared a handshake and hugCredit: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing
It was all friendly between the two men

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It was all friendly between the two menCredit: Mark Robinson Matchroom Boxing

Fury then said it was ‘great’ to meet Joshua as the conversation turned towards Roman, and the pair wished each other luck before going their separate ways.

It may be friendly between the two men right now, but it won’t be for long.

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Joshua is hoping to secure a fight with Tyson or Oleksandr Usyk after they clash in a historic four-belt undisputed bout on May 18.  

The 34-year-old could be trying to knock lumps out on John’s son by the end of 2024, but for now, it appears they are focused on different things.

Joshua has an MMA KO merchant to take care of, while Fury is trying to make another boxing superstar out of one of his children.

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