ANTHONY JOSHUA would have suffered the same fate as Derek Chisora had his domestic dust-up with Tyson Fury come to fruition.
A shock December dance between the rivals was on the cards when the Gypsy King offered AJ a crack at his WBC crown weeks after seeing him lose his August rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.
Negotiations, however, failed to bear fruit – paving the way for Fury to batter old pal Derek Chisora in a Tottenham trilogy fight last weekend.
But Fury promoter Frank Warren has no doubt in his mind that Joshua would've picked apart the same way old warhorse Chisora was.
He said: "Even though Tyson was a convincing winner, I strongly believe it would've been a similar outcome had Anthony Joshua stepped up.
"Derek did better than Dillian Whyte did in April and clearly takes a better shot than Deontay Wilder."
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The entire boxing world is eager for Joshua and Fury to share the ring before they walk away from the sport, although the latter doesn't foresee the fight ever happening.
When asked if he thinks he'll one day fight the former two-time unified heavyweight champ, he iFL TV: "Nope.
"Because man's a sausage and it should have been him here tonight – but he had poor old Derek take a good hiding again stepping in his boots."
Joshua, however, isn't given up hope of the biggest fight in the history of British boxing coming to fruition.
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He told iDBoxing: “Well, on my behalf, I would like the opportunity.
"Because the longer we leave it, it’s not good for anyone.
"So, yeah, I would like the opportunity. Good luck with his next fight if he comes through.
"Then I think he’s going to go on to undisputed, and then I’ll be fighting somebody else.
"Then hopefully, we both come victorious, and then we look to fight each other."
Fury sights are currently trained on an undisputed heavyweight title fight with unified champ Usyk.
Joshua, meanwhile, is hoping to return to the ring in March.
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