Anthony Joshua still sour over canceled Tyson Fury undisputed title fight!
Unified heavyweight champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua (24-1, 22KOs) is still salty that his highly anticipated undisputed heavyweight title clash against WBC champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21KOs) was canceled. After month and months of strenuous negotiations, a deal was seemingly reached. However, it was nixed after judge Daniel Weinstein ruled that former WBC Heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder was owed a third fight against Fury.
Joshua is understandably upset. He was eager to finally settle differences and prove for once and all who’s the best between the two. Bob Arum, who co-promotes Fury, led Eddie Hearn to believe that he and Joshua had nothing to worry about regarding the Wilder-Fury arbitration hearing. Honestly though, negotiations probably should not have happened until after a final decision was made to avoid this whole situation.
JOSHUA SPEAKS TYSON FURY SITUATION!
“It should be happening like . . . six, seven weeks away from now. Unfortunately, his team, they let the whole boxing world down. I’ll still be here, still be ready to kind of put on a show end of the year. Well let me get past Usyk first.
Well more about Usyk in my life, then I’m going to fight Fury. Let’s put it that way, Usyk’s not the end all be all. Usyk doesn’t determine that fight . . . it’s a big fight, bigger than boxing, bigger than the belts. So yeah it’ll happen and I would say after I fight my Usyk fight and defend my belts, . . . this fight is going to be bigger, better than it would’ve been in a few weeks.”
Obviously he still craves an opportunity to put hands on the 6’9 Fury. That’s assuming both men win their upcoming fights. The next few months should provide some clarity in the heavyweight division.
By: Jerrell Fletcher