Tyson Fury is at no shortage of call outs, as we’ve come to get used to, as he’s again vocalizing his interest in a heavyweight showdown between himself and Anthony Joshua.
This is perhaps the most meaningful heavyweight bout to make, considering they’re the only two champions left in the division.
Fury just claimed the WBC heavyweight championship over 11-time champion Deontay Wilder in their rematch back in February of 2020, also reclaiming the Ring Magazine heavyweight title in the process.
Anthony Joshua lost his WBA, IBF, IBO, and WBO heavyweight titles to Andy Ruiz Jr back in the spring of 2019, before regaining them in an immediate rematch later that year. He’s since defended those belts against Kubrat Pulev via KO in round nine.
Tyson Fury had the following to say on this match up to iFL TV: “Whatever they say is very unimportant to me because, until I have a fight date and a hell-of-a-lot of money in my pocket, there is no fight.
“Will I be fighting Joshua in the next ten minutes? No. Do I think the fight will eventually happen? Yes, it has to happen. Do I think it is next or imminent? No. I am not going to hold my breath for it, that’s for sure.
“I am not going to put all my eggs in one basket because I have been guilty of doing that before and, when the fight doesn’t happen, that is when I end up in a massive depression and feel like killing myself.
“I am not going to say, ‘it is definitely happening in June or July.’ I have stopped training at the moment, I am on holiday (break).
“I am drinking anything between eight, ten, 12 pints of lager a day, at the minute. But I am not eating so I am getting my calories through alcohol.
“I have trained and trained and trained with no progress, so I am now a man of leisure. I could drink 14 pints and still give AJ a hiding. I’m not training anymore. I only need six-seven weeks anyway for these bums.
“I don’t need no big, great sparring partners for a bodybuilding type of guy, I just need the local binmen.”
Why not? We’d have the No. 1 and No. 2 heavyweights on the planet fighting for all the belts, then the No. 3 and No. 4 heavyweights on the planet to face off, perhaps for the mandatory challenger slot.
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