Tyson Fury just wants to fight, no matter who it is
When it comes to Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO’s), there is no question he has adopted a carry-free state of mind. After his well-publicized battle with depression, the WBC World Heavyweight champion wholly committed himself to mental peace. It is a discipline that certainly applies to his approach to boxing.
At the moment, his team is attempting to negotiate a fight with WBO, WBA and IBF World Heavyweight champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua (24-1, 22 KO’s). Countless people in the boxing community would love for this fight to take place. Not only would it crown an undisputed heavyweight champion, Joshua v Fury is just a fun matchup. Yet, let Fury tell it, he could not be concerned if it does or does not happen.
JUST GIVE ME SOMEONE TO PUNCH
In the public eye, both Fury and AJ have stated that they want the fight. It has even been said that each side has agreed to do the bout. Yet, in a recent interview with IFL TV, the Gypsy King cautioned that the fight is lightyears away from being a done deal.
“Well let’s break it down shall we, to bare minimum. Eddie Hearn is a boxing promoter. So is Bob Arum. It’s our job to sell the fight. Joshua is saying what he’s saying. I don’t know what he’s saying, I am not on social media at the moment at all. So, whatever he says is very unimportant to me. Until I’ve got a date, a fight and a hell of a load of money in my pocket, there is no fight! There’s a lot of things going on that people don’t know behind the scenes that can scupper a fight like that. So, nothing is actually on until you’re in the ring. So yeah, we are nowhere near that at the moment.”
Going a step further, Fury insisted that he does not care if he fights Joshua next or ever at all. For the Gypsy King his only priority is fighting two times in 2021.
“That’s the way that I look at all these fights, Wilder, anybody. Listen, I am open to fight Fred Flintstone and his cousin. I’ve got two fights this year and I don’t give a fuck who it is with, I don’t care. I don’t care if it’s Joe blow, Fred Flintstone, Mike Tyson, anybody, I just want to fight this year.”
BITTER RIVALRY RESUMED?
Even more surprising than his slaphappy attitude toward the AJ fight was his new feelings toward Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO’s). Fury and Wilder have staged two dramatic fights together. The first encounter ended in a controversial draw while the second bout saw Wilder thoroughly outclassed and beaten to a pulp.
In the aftermath of their rematch, the Bronze Bomber accused Fury of a staggering amount of underhanded and illegal tactics. Due to Wilder’s allegations, the Gypsy King vowed never to face him again. Clearly, he has evolved from that state of mind.
“Don’t write Wilder out of the equation either, he could be fighting me next. Who knows? I could have a third trilogy with Wilder. Yet, like I said, there is a lot going on behind the scenes and Wilder might be next, who knows?”
Given the rancor that the two men harbor for one another, that was a big reveal. So, it will definitely be interesting to see how this situation resolves itself. Yet, if Fury does face Joshua or Wilder next, no matter what the boxing fans will benefit!
By: Bakari Simpson