Ferdinand wants ‘inspirational’ Fury to fight Anthony Joshua at Old Trafford

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Rio Ferdinand has urged “inspirational” heavyweight superstar Tyson Fury to take on Anthony Joshua.

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And the former Manchester United defender wants the two British boxers to face off in a huge showdown at Old Trafford.

Tyson Fury stopped Deontay Wilder in an epic third fight in Las Vegas on Saturdaycredit: getty
Anthony Joshua is still waiting for his chance to face the Gypsy King

Anthony Joshua is still waiting for his chance to face the Gypsy KingCredits: © Eddie Keogh Matchroom Boxing
Rio Ferdinand believes Old Trafford should host huge showdown

Rio Ferdinand believes Old Trafford should host huge showdowncredits: PA

Fury’s sensational stoppage win over Deontay Wilder on Saturday night in Las Vegas underscored his status as king of the heavyweight division.


Ferdinand told Vibe with five youtube channels: “To me that fight goes down as one of the best ever. It was unreal. He gets knocked up, gets up, knocks him.

“Fury is one of the greatest athletes of our generation. He is an inspirational guy.

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“I want Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua at Old Trafford. Tyson, get it done! Please get that fight at Old Trafford.”

Gypsy King and AJ They were about to face each other in a huge British battle.

But the showdown collapsed after Wilder went through the courts to secure a third fight.

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And hopes of a heavyweight unification decider between the two stars were shattered after Joshua was beaten by Oleksandr Usyk in September.

But United legend Ferdinand believes Fury and Joshua can still face each other in a Super Fight.

And the football pundit is convinced the Theater of Dreams is the perfect place to host a sold-out heavyweight showdown.

Fury, however, has hinted at retiring from boxing after the epic trilogy against Wilder.

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