Anglo Nigerian boxer Anthony Olaseni Joshua has sent a warning strike to his opponent Tyson Fury ahead of their bout, saying he’s battle ready.

The two-time unified world heavyweight champion told Tyson Fury he’s going to war in the ring as the British duo come close to the heavyweight blockbuster fight.

Government policy is a threat to the bout but a lot of fans are hopeful the two champions face off for the undisputed crown.

”I’d rather die in battle, so I can go to the heavens where the warriors lie than go to battle and try to hide and survive,” Joshua said in an interview on his YouTube channel on his mindset ahead of the fight.

”No matter what the tactics are, no matter how much you study, no matter how much you think you can beat me, I’m just there to win. That’s the fighter’s mentality – some people may not understand it,” he said.

The Sagamu born reaffirmed his love for boxing despite it being an uncivilised sport.

”This is a sport of combat and war. We’re not civilised people, we’re warriors, and I love it.”

AJ stated he’d avoid making the same errors that cost him his belts àgainst Ruiz Jnr and anyone coming against him now will feel the force..

”I wear my scars like an honour. I think I’m someone who has to get burnt to learn not to touch the stove. When I got burnt, I said I never want to make that mistake again. Anyone that stands in front of me will feel the force,” he mentioned.

As negotiations proceed on a likely venue for the clash, the 31-year-old’s promoter Eddie Hearn hinted at June being a likely time

”We’ve had big discussions with Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Australia, Singapore,”he told sportsmail.

”No decision has yet been made on the location of the fight, though the ongoing coronavirus restrictions in the UK mean the chances of the first clash between Joshua and Fury taking place on home soil are extremely slim.”