Tyson Fury Labels Anthony Joshua A ‘Diva’ Who Doesn’t Want A Real Fight
WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) believes Anthony Joshua never wanted a fight against him as he knew he would be on receiving hand if the two ever met in the ring.
Last year, the fight was close to hitting Saudi Arabia as a designated venue for the All-English bout but it didn’t come to reality as Joshua kept reportedly increasing his demand.
“I tried to make that fight six times at least, in my memory, in the last five years and have been unsuccessful every single time because you’re messing with a diva who doesn’t want to fight. Years ago, when he was an undefeated knockout artist, people thought, “you know what? He could beat Tyson Fury, maybe,” Fury told IFL TV.
In the meantime, Deontay Wilder’s victory in the arbitration to enforce a rematch clause for the third meeting with Fury proved to be the final nail in the coffin.
Fury has continuously found success, including most recently against mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte. Fury eliminated the fellow Brit by knockout.
Joshua, on the other hand, has had numerous ups and downs during his career.
His upset knockout loss to Andy Ruiz Jr in their first meeting and then losing his titles again to Ukrainian southpaw, Oleksandr Usyk, has bailed him out of the conversation of the best active heavyweight boxers.
“That bird has flown. I am the undefeated heavyweight king,” added Fury.
As far as now, Fury is retired and enjoying his days with his family.
But the Gypsy King hasn’t completely ruled out the possibility of him returning to the ring as the 33-year-old believes only a lucrative deal can compel him to wear those gloves again.
“I’m happily retired and there will always be somebody else to fight, whether it’s Joshua, Usyk or someone else — Dubois, Joyce. Go and find another sucker to fight them all because I’m all out of getting punched in the face for a few quid. I don’t need it,” Fury said.