Fury Says ‘No Balls’ Joshua was a No Show
Since the premiere fight staged between Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KO’s) and Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (29-0-I, 20 KO’s), a great deal has transpired. After the initial immediate rematch went up in smoke, both men moved on. Wilder and Fury alike fought a pair of successful bouts in the meantime.
In doing so, Wilder picked up two more eye-popping knockout wins. Meanwhile, Fury debuted in the WWE and collected two additional wins as well. In his second prizefight however, against Otto Wallin (20-1, 13 KO’s), Fury was saddled with a rather nasty cut over his right eye. With these small detours taken care of, the world and the boxers are ready to do it all over again.
JOSHUA NOWHERE TO BE FOUND
Aside from the aforementioned events, the boxing world was taken off guard when unified world heavyweight champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua (23-1, 21 KO’s) offered his services to Tyson Fury. In an interview with Sky Sports News, AJ presented himself as a potential sparring partner for Team Fury.
As stated in the interview, Joshua theorized that of the two men, Fury would likely fight him before Wilder. Following this logic, AJ wanted Fury to win so that they could collide to determine who the undisputed champion of the division was. Upon hearing about the offer, Fury instantly took him up on it.
Despite all sides publicly agreeing to move forward with the odd arrangement it would appear that nothing materialized from the situation. In an exclusive interview conducted with SecondsOut, the Gypsy King gave the most up-to-date summary of this novel situation.
“They offered, hot air as usual, I accepted, they haven’t turned up. Take what you want from it, that’s it…Joshua is nothing like Wilder but I’d like to bring him over and give him a good [hiding] anyway, but you know they’re not going to come. Let’s face it, they’re not going to come over and get beat up in sparring.
It was just a stupid offer at a stupid time. I wasn’t thinking and accepted straight away with me being me and that was it. I don’t read into it too much, he ain’t coming, simple as. He ain’t got the bollocks to turn up and spar, end of.”
By: Bakari Simpson