Riakpore: Joshua will shock the world with Fury
Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) has already started sparring, and one of his partners is Richard Riakpore (15-0, 11 KOs) is a rising star in the cruiserweight division. Riakpore believes that AJ can regain titles against Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs).
The promoters of both boxers are clarifying the details of the fight, which is tentatively scheduled for December 3 at the football stadium in Cardiff. The stake of their meeting will be the WBC belt belonging to the King of the Gypsies.
“Very little time has passed since the fight between AJ and Usyk, but it only took him a few days off. His progress in boxing was visible, because in the rematch he looked much better than in the first fight. In his eyes, I see concentration and a strong hunger for victories. You can see it in his sparring. AJ really has nothing to lose against Fury and I think he will shock the world and walk out of the ring victorious,” added Riakpore.
Recall that Joshua accepted the champion's offer to split the profit 60 to 40 not in his favor. The contract will also include a mandatory rematch if the challenger wins. In the second battle, the money will already be divided equally.