I HAVE TO FIGHT TYSON FURY- ANTHONY JOSHUA
Lawal Ahmed, Abuja
Boxing WBO, WBA (Super) and IBF champion Anthony Joshua battle Usyk later this month at Tottenham Stadium, and is hopeful he can take on Fury next.
” I need Tyson Fury on my record? I need it,” Joshua tells Steve Bunce on the 5 Live Boxing podcast.
“Fight good opponent and they bring out the best of you.”
Talks over an undisputed title fight collapsed during the summer, but Joshua says a showdown with Fury is highly important to him.
“We need it for boxing,” he adds.
“Training camp is hard. To get better is very difficult in boxing. To fight Tyson Fury is a big challenge.
“I’m going to put that pressure on myself to actually get better. But it’s what we all need, I need it. Come on, let’s see how good I am.
“Let’s see how far I can take myself during this period. It’ll be a good challenge mentally. Not about him, but because I actually want to do well.
568 meter longer Brighton Marathon error
organisers of the Brighton Half Marathon acknowledged the course had been 146 metres too short. But four years after organisers of the Marathon apologized to runners who almost went the extra mile, after race organisers revealed the course was 568 meters exter long.
Sunday’s 26.2 mile event began at Preston Park in the city and ended near the Brighton Pier with more than 7,500 people participants.
Never the less, race organisers later said there had been a mistake with the course measurement that meant it was more than a third of a mile too long.
In a statement on Facebook, they said:
“We would like to apologise to our marathon participants that the course today has measured 568m too long.
“We are wholly disappointed that this has affected our runners & hope that it hasn’t ruened the experience, at what has been a fantastic return of the event after 18 months.”
the men’s event saw Neil McClements overtook the then leader Ollie Garrod 200 metres before the finish line.
Mr McClements crossed the line first in 2 hours and 33 minutes.