Fury Claims Hearn Rejected An Offer To Fight Joshua
With two days remaining until he returns to the ring, Tyson Fury claimed that he pitched Anthony Joshua as his comeback opponent.
In an interview with The Sun, Fury said that he went to Eddie Hearn directly to pitch him on the idea of Anthony Joshua being his next fight.“I said to Eddie Hearn I would fight Joshua in my comeback, but he said no chance,” he said. “I said get him in and I’ll beat the weightlifter now. He said no. Frank Warren picked Seferi because the other ones won’t fight me.”
And while Fury has been calling out both Joshua and WBC world champion Deontay Wilder, he’s invited WBA regular heavyweight champion, Manuel Charr, to watch Fury fight Sefer Seferi on Saturday night in Manchester.
“I’m not bothered which world champion I fight first, get me anybody,” added Fury. “People keep going on about this regular belt, but when Alexander Povetkin had it, he was Russia’s first world heavyweight champion. When David Haye had it was a world title.
“Everyone since who’s had it, it’s been a world title. But since poor old Manuel Charr’s had it, it’s apparently not. That is everyone’s opinion. Manuel Charr is a bona fide world heavyweight champion because if he isn’t, I’m going to erase Povetkin. The WBA belt goes back a long way and as far as I’m concerned, the WBA Super title is a paper title made up in 2011 for Wladimir Klitschko.”
Original Story: The Sun