Tyson Fury Has A Suggestion For Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury wants to skip the formalities and get down to brass tacks with Anthony Joshua.
Fury holds the WBC Heavyweight Championship, while Joshua has his hold on the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO gold. Both men have agreed in principle to a fight down the line. Fury is scheduled to fight Deontay Wilder a third time on December 19, while Joshua is expected to meet Kubrat Pulev on December 12.
Speaking to Behind The Gloves, Fury expressed his belief that Joshua should ditch the mandatory title fights in favor of the highest drawing fight he can get (h/t Bad Left Hook).
“All this undisputed bullsh*t, I’m not really too convinced about it. I’ve won every belt there is to win, and having another stack of belts that I already own don’t really mean shit to me.
“Rather than fight all these mandatories that he’s got, I’d say just vacate those belts and fight the fight that everyone wants to see. I ain’t running from you, I don’t care about you. I’ll go through you like a hot knife through butter. Come and fight the big boy, step up to the plate, and get knocked out, then go and fight all those easy guys.”
Fight fans have been clamoring to see Fury and Joshua share the boxing ring. It’s unlikely that we’ll see the fight take place without fans or even at a significantly reduced capacity due to the loss of revenue that would occur. Many have expected a bout the magnitude of Joshua vs. Fury to be held inside Wembley Stadium in London, England.
As mentioned, both men will need to take care of business first. Even if Fury and Joshua were to emerge victorious, there’s still a potential holdup. The mandatory WBO Heavyweight Title contender is Oleksandr Usyk. Unless Usyk suffers an upset loss to Derek Chisora, the WBO will look to enforce Usyk’s contender status.