Fury Snubs Anthony Joshua…Again
Presently, now that we have arrived at fight week for Wilder v Fury 2, the fight world is buzzing with excitement. Not only are fight fanatics inches away from a definitive conclusion to this tantalizing rivalry, they are one prizefight away from potentially having an undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
When it comes to crowning an undisputed champion, no one on Earth is more interested than WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua (23-1, 21 KO’s). The only piece of the puzzle that eludes him is the WBC title current held by Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KO’s).
In the days and weeks before the fight, Joshua has gone on record numerous times stating that he wants Fury to win the upcoming brouhaha. The UK super stay rationalizes this desire by stating he feels as though it would be easier to pen a fight with Fury than it would be to face Wilder. Yet, this does not really seem to be the case.
FURY IS PAYING JOSHUA NO MIND
Just as much as AJ has presented his desire to face Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (29-0-1, 20 KO’s), Fury has flat out said he holds zero ambition to fight Joshua. In a recent interview conducted by Fight Hub TV, Fury once again doubled down on his stance of having no interest in a fight with AJ.
“[When asked if he was interested in an undisputed fight] No, not really. I just want to fight whoever is the biggest at the time. Bring it back to Vegas and let’s get it on.”
Honestly, this is almost like a double insult! Not only is Fury making it clear that he doesn’t want to face Joshua, he is also diminishing his standing in the fight world. For who else would be a ‘bigger’ fight than Joshua simply because it would be a bout to determine one undisputed champion?
“[When asked again about becoming undisputed] No, I’ve already been the unified heavyweight champion of the world. I don’t know if you remember, I’m sick of saying it, 2015, it goes on and on and on. I’m all about fighting and fighting and fighting here in Las Vegas, entertaining the fans.”
WHERE WILL THE PIECES FALL?!
If Fury is victorious, and maintains this stance, it would be a disappointment to boxing lovers who crave to finally have one unified heavyweight champion. Yet, in an effort to be optimistic, if he was victorious, and remained true to his statement he wants to make the biggest fight, then AJ would de facto become that person.
In the end, like always, we’re just going to have to tune in and wait to see how all the action and drama unfolds!
By: Bakari Simpson