Anthony Joshua said he would leave a ‘bloody mess’ and be KO’d by Joe Joyce AND Daniel Dubois in brutal interview
ANTHONY JOSHUA has been warned he would leave a ‘bloody mess’ if he shared the ring with Joe Joyce or Daniel Dubois.
Domestic clashes with the pair are on the horizon for the Watford warrior as he continues his career build-up after back-to-back defeats to Oleksandr Usyk.
Joshua was a shell of his earlier sale as he battled Jermaine Franklin for a crushing points win at The O2 last month.
So much so that Queensbury Promotion’s Francis Warren expects to be slapped if he shares the ring with Joyce.
Francis – the son of veteran promoter Frank – told iFL TV: “Joe Joyce knows Anthony Joshua.
“I think he’s holding him in a bloody mess.”
Francis foresees the same outcome if AJ ever fights it with Dubois.
He continued: “And I feel the same way about Dubois.
“I think anyone chasing Anthony will have a good night for now.”
Francis thinks AJ should avoid Joyce and Dubois and go head-to-head with longtime rival Dillian Whyte.
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He said: “I would fight Dillian in the summer because I think it’s a win-win for him.”
Joshua, 33, was due to return to action in July but has since announced that he will only be back in the ring DECEMBER at earliest.
He said on Instagram: “My next fight is scheduled for December. Not ideal, but everything is part of a larger picture.
However, promoter Eddie Hearn insists that “nothing is decided yet” regarding AJ’s next performance.
Hearn announced earlier this month that he hopes British boxing’s golden boy will close out the year with two more fights.
He told Boxing Social: “I’d love to see it [Joshua] Get some rest and then head straight back to Texas with Derrick [James].
“And try to have a fight at the end of summer and then try to fight in December.
“That would be great for his career.”