Tyson Fury accuses Anthony Joshua of never wanting to fight him after fight talks break down
Tyson Fury has claimed Anthony Joshua never intended to fight him after talks for their showdown broke down last month.
The Gypsy King called Joshua up in late September, despite the Olympic gold medalist losing his rematch to Oleksandr Usyk a few weeks earlier.
Joshua’s team initially announced that they had agreed to Fury’s terms, raising hopes the fight would go ahead, but talks between the two fell through. This led to Fury deciding to fight Derek Chisora for a third time on December 3 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, while Joshua revealed he wouldn’t return to the ring until 2023.
Speaking about the failed negotiations for the Joshua fight, Fury accused his rival of not really wanting to face him.
“I just don’t think he ever wanted the fight because if he did, I would be fighting Joshua right now rather than Derek Chisora, one of the people he’s managing,” Fury told AFP. ex-world champion Carl Frampton in an interview with BT. Sport.
“If you want a fight, you tell your team you want it. And they’re now saying, “oh, it was because of the commercial rights and sponsors and all that.”
‘Now if one of my sponsors says I can’t fight Derek Chisora, what am I going to say? You are no longer my godfather, make one! How can a sponsor dictate who you fight?
“The thing is, it’s called ‘balls shortage’ in the trade. And if he had the balls he would have fought the Gypsy King here in Tottenham or he could even have done Cardiff if he didn’t like it. the rain.
Fury is expected to fight Usyk if he completes his trilogy fight with Chisora next month.