Fury on fighting Joshua: “No terms have been reached, still focused on Wilder!”
The boxing community, on every social media platform, was rocked when it was reported by British promoter Eddie Hearn that a two-fight deal has been reached between WBC heavyweight champion Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21ko) and unified champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua (23-1, 21ko).
This sent fans and enthusiasts into a frenzy and raised a lot of eyebrows with beliefs that perhaps the former WBC champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41ko) decided to skip the trilogy fight with the Gypsy King.
Furthermore, what about the IBF mandatory Kubrat “Kobrata” Pulev (28-1, 14ko)? The Bulgarian fighter has an upcoming date with the unified champion. Is he going to stand down as well and forego a second opportunity at the titles?
The speculations were endless and only flooded the community with even more puzzling questions that needed some clarity.
FURY KEEPING HIS FOCUS
ESPN announcer Joe Tessitore spoke with the WBC champion during a televised broadcast. The Gypsy King made it clear he isn’t overlooking the Alabama power-puncher despite the two-fight agreement being in place for 2021.
“I don’t think any terms have been reached for the Joshua fight, I just think we agree, both fighters have agreed to fight in 2021 provided we come through our upcoming fights.
“I have heard it all before. To be honest, fights like this have been agreed before and then not materialize because one fighter lost or whatever.
“I have been in this situation before. It didn’t happen the last time I was in this situation, so I am not even going to concentrate on that fight at all.
“I am only concentrating on the Bronze Bomber, that’s the fight that I got next, whenever that’s going to be, which we don’t have a date or venue set.
“So I definitely can’t look a year in advance when I can’t see the future of this year.”
By: Garrisson Bland