Fury Doesn’t Want To Be Joshua Or Wilder’s “Back Up Plan”
Tyson Fury has come out to blast Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder for using him as a pawn in the negotiations for a potential 2018 fight.
Former heavyweight champion Fury returned to the ring in June with a win over Albania’s Sefer Seferi, following nearly three years on the sidelines.
Joshua, will defend his WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF championships against mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin in September, with a second date in April, which may end up be Wilder.
“I keep hearing Wilder saying if he doesn’t fight Joshua he’ll fight Fury, and Joshua saying if he doesn’t fight Wilder he’ll fight Fury,” the former world champion said on Instagram.
“Live your own life, fight your own people and crack on. I’ll fight you when I’m ready, not on your time, on my time.
“I’m the lineal champion – always remember that. Fight each other, and that will decipher who gets the right to challenge the lineal heavyweight champion – me.”
Fury also refuted any claims by Dillian Whyte of a fight being negotiated between the two.
“If Dillian Whyte is in talks for a fight with the Gypsy king,” Fury said about the man who faces Joseph Parker on July 28th.
“I’d like to know who he and his team are talking to? Maybe Santa, and never mind me, focus on Joe Parker. Hardest fight of your career, and as for the steamroller comment – then you woke up. Good luck.”
Report Via: Boxing Scene