Tyson Fury isn’t impressed by Anthony Joshua’s resume.
Fury and Joshua are hoping to eventually have a massive heavyweight title unification bout. Fury is the WBC and The Ring Champion, while Joshua holds the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO gold. Standing in Fury’s way is Deontay Wilder, while Joshua will be meeting Oleksandr Usyk next.
Appearing on The Overlap, Fury said that Joshua hasn’t only fought boxers who are past their prime (via BoxingScene.com).
“Anthony Joshua‘s fought not one heavyweight in his prime. They’re all former good men, back in the early 2000s, late 2000s, but not in 2020-odd. They were good men 10 years ago.
“I do think that the best boxers do fight each other eventually, but it’s not gonna happen when everyone calls for it. It only happens when, say, one boxer’s on the slide and one’s in his prime. Then you get them wanting to fight each other. But you very rarely get two prime fighters fight each other. Because one of them is always a bit wary that they’re gonna lose.”
Fury and Joshua were expected to do battle this summer but Wilder won an arbitration case, granting him a trilogy fight with “The Gypsy King” first. Joshua took to social media to blame Fury for the debacle.
“Tyson Fury, the world now sees you for the fraud you are. You’ve let boxing down! You lied to the fans and led them on. Used my name for clout not a fight. Bring me any championship fighter who can handle their business correctly.”
Fury fired back at Joshua.
“Anthony Joshua, you’re more full of sh*t than Eddie, Spouting absolute shite! Your full team knew there was an arbitration going on, it was out of my hands! but I tell you what if i’m a fraud let’s fight this weekend bare knuckles till 1 man quits? Let’s put up 20 mill each!!!”