Tyson Fury Explains Why It’d Be a ‘Travesty’ If He Didn’t Box Anthony Joshua
Fury and Joshua have been linked for a fight more than once.
Since unretiring recently, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has explained why he can’t hang his glove just yet.
The Brit feels that a showdown between him and fellow Brit Anthony Joshua should go down at all costs.
“I don’t think I can retire today,” Fury said in an appearance on the High Performance podcast. “Because I need that Joshua fight. We have been trying to make that fight for years. “It’s the fight that people want to see. It’s the fight that I want to see as a boxing fan.”
The Gypsy King (32-0-1, 23 KOs) has been undefeated ever since his debut. He has been in talks multiple times to box AJ, but talks have went south everytime they surfaced.
He is now scheduled to fight Derek Chisora (33-12, 23 KOs) for a third time on December 3 in London. He is also likely to take on Oleksandr Usyk next for the undisputed championship.
Usyk spoiled AJ’s plans with two consecutive wins over him and taking away every strap Joshua had possessed for years.
Nevertheless, Fury is adamant on sharing the ring with AJ (24-3, 22 KOs) .
“For the last four or five years, there has been this three-headed monster: me, [Deontay] Wilder, Joshua,” Fury said. “Joshua and Wilder have been slain, and I’m the last one standing.”
“All of a sudden, you’ve got some new people coming up now: Joe Joyce, Daniel Dubois, Usyk’s gate-crashed the party. Now there’s a load of new blood that wasn’t there five years ago and it’s like, ‘Can you beat this person?’.
“But I think it would be an absolute dying travesty if me and Joshua didn’t fight in this era.”