Tyson Fury’s 2013 advice for Anthony Joshua resurfaces ahead of potential clash

Tyson Fury urged Anthony Joshua to “leave nothing behind” and only listen to himself in a 2013 clip that has resurfaced ahead of their potential undisputed heavyweight showdown.

Fury’s sensational win over Deontay Wilder last Saturday, which saw him stop the American inside seven rounds to become the new WBC champion, has left British boxing fans craving a showdown between the pair that would crown a first undisputed king of the division in two decades.

Wilder insists he will be activating his rematch clause, nevertheless, meaning the Gypsy King needs to get past him again to setup a bout with Joshua.

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And AJ also needs to come through unscathed in his next outing, which is expected to be against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev.

If both men are victorious, an all-British undisputed mega-fight could be arranged later this year.

Fury and Joshua have exchanged their fair share of unpleasantries over the years, making a potential clash in the ring all the more intriguing.

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But their relationship hasn’t always been a sour one, as footage from a 2013 episode of Sky Sports’ The Gloves Are Off shows.

While sat around a table with Joshua – as well as Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno and Scott Welch – host Johnny Nelson asks Fury if he has any advice for the then-unproven Olympic champion.

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Fury, who had already been a professional for five years at this point despite only being a year older than Joshua, says: “I’d say just listen to yourself.

“Don’t listen to anybody else, not one person, because god forbid anything went wrong you can’t blame other people and start pointing the finger.

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“Always know that you’re only to blame yourself because you made that decision.

“And whatever you do in life, never regret it. Never ifs, buts, shoulda, woulda, coulda.

“Give everything while you can, when you can and leave nothing behind.”

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