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Anthony Joshua reveals who could be his toughest opponent in 2018

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Next year looks set to be a busy one for Joshua with three potential bouts being lined up against Joseph Parker, Deontay Wilder and Fury.

Joshua, who currently holds the IBF, WBA and WBO versions of the world heavyweight title, is looking to unify the belts.

His first fight in 2018 is being targeted for the end of March.

While the Watford-born fighter has grown in stature over the past few years, he doesn’t under-estimate any opponent.

Fury is waiting to regain his licence from the British Boxing Board of Control (BBofC).

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“I just think he’s awkward in the mind and he’s awkward in his style”

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After testing positive for a banned steroid in 2015, Fury is trying to regain his fitness.

Fury has been vocal in calling out Joshua on social media.

And Joshua is well aware of the threat he poses.

When asked about the prospect of facing Fury, Joshua told the New Zealand Herald: “I just think he’s awkward in the mind and he’s awkward in his style.

“Unpredictable. You just don’t know. He doesn’t have one significant style.

Tyson FuryTyson Fury could stand in Anthony Joshua’s way in 2018 (GETTY)

“He may move around the ring and try and steal the win, he may just jab the whole fight.

“I’ve seen him fight guys like John McDermott years ago where he would just try and fight with you, Steve Cunningham where he tries to fight with him and he’s more vulnerable.

“So I don’t know what style Fury will possess but he’s good because he can mix it up, he’s a man of many trades.”

Courtesy: express.co.uk

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