Floyd Mayweather has confirmed that he wants to speak with Anthony Joshua to give him advice ahead of his major world title fight against Tyson Fury.
The British heavyweights will eventually clash this year to see who will be the four-belt undisputed heavyweight champion, and Floyd Mayweather, who is unbeaten as a professional boxer, has said that he will be advising Anthony Joshua prior to the contest.
Back in December, Mayweather was ringside in London for Joshua’s ninth-round stoppage of IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev, and he gave tactical advice during the fight. Mayweather also paid a private visit to Joshua at his home after the battle.
Mayweather has confirmed that he will partner up with him now that the fight with Fury (an unbeaten boxer) has been decided upon.
“I look forward to working with Joshua real soon, we talk all the time,” he told the Disruptive Entrepreneur podcast.
“It’s a very interesting fight. Anthony Joshua has a lot of experience and Tyson Fury as well has a lot of experience but with Anthony Joshua losing a fight [to Andy Ruiz Jr], it helped him become stronger.
“I met Tyson Fury on a few occasions; he’s great guy and very interesting. After the fight I like to see him sing… I haven’t seen him fight a lot of times.
“I’ve seen him fight twice, against Deontay Wilder, but it’s a very intriguing match-up. You can never say what’s going to happen in the sport of boxing. Both guys are great competitors.”
The fight between Joshua and Fury will see all four belts contested in a heavyweight bout for the first time in history.
In 1999, Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield both competed for three heavyweight belts.