Fury Feels Network Conflicts Won’t Prevent Joshua Fight
Even though his promoter Frank Warren is looking at a slow and steady pace for his comeback, Tyson Fury is already looking for a fight with Anthony Joshua.
The undefeated Joshua holds three of the belts that Fury won from Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, but is in the midst of negotiations with WBC champion Deontay Wilder for a unification fight set for this fall.
While a Fury-Joshua fight may be possible in 2019, there are several logistical concerns when dealing with both fighters, primarily broadcast rights.
Broadcast rights issues nearly derailed a Vasyl Lomachenko and Jorge Linares fight, due to both fighters having ties to ESPN and Showtime respectively. Fury believes that Warren’s deals with BoxNation and BT Sports and Joshua’s deal with Sky Sports, won’t get in the way of a major fight like that one.
“I keep hearing all this ‘different TV stations stuff is going to affect things’,” Fury said on social media.
“Listen – they’re all a pack of s***houses. No television station is going to affect anything.”
Fury is so certain of his skills as a fighter that he offered to “fight them for free, because if they can beat me they deserve all the money.”