Anthony Joshua claps back at Tyson Fury
The boxing community is patiently waiting for the official announcement of the undisputed heavyweight showdown between WBC champion Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21ko) and unified champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua (24-1, 22ko). However, the community’s patience is wearing very thin. There has been enough empty talk to a point where fans believe this fight probably will not happen.
There is a good reason fans should feel that way. Top Rank CEO Bob Arum has said the fight is “dead in the water,” and he hinted that a trilogy fight with former champion Deontay Wilder could be in play. Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren of Queensberry Promotions, has come out recently saying “Until Fury is happy, the contract is not getting signed.”
DAZN/Matchroom Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has been updating fans via social media of how close they are to delivering the official announcement. He has been at his wit’s end trying to get things locked down for one of the biggest fights in heavyweight history.
NO CONCERNS FROM FURY
On Hearn’s podcast, No Passion No Point, he spoke with the WBC champion. He made it clear that everyone is on the same page of making the fight happen. Hearn then went into asking the Gypsy King about his thoughts on fighting Joshua. Fury was full of confidence when asked if this was an easy fight.
“One hundred percent, I cannot be beaten by a fighter. Normal fighting man cannot beat the Gypsy King.”
He went on to further insist that Joshua is not on his level.
“AJ couldn’t lace my boots.”
“The real difference in men is he’s (Joshua) a businessman and I am a fucking Spartan, I don’t care about money. I am a Spartan, I live to fight, I don’t care about any other thing in boxing. I don’t want to be a billionaire, I don’t want to be a businessman, I am not interested. The only thing I love is to fight.”
Of course, the unified champion got news of all of the talk from his rival British counterpart. Joshua, responded on social media with a message: “action speaks louder than words.”
By: Garrisson Bland