Tyson Fury Will Not Attend Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev
If you expected Tyson Fury to be in attendance for Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev, think again.
On Saturday, December 12, Joshua will put his WBA (Super) IBF, WBO, and IBO Heavyweight Titles on the line against Pulev. The bout will be promoted by Matchroom Boxing. Eddie Hearn extended an invitation to Fury to attend the title fight.
Fury took to his Twitter account to respond to Hearn’s invitation (via BoxingScene.com).
Quick update, I will not be attending any boxing this weekend. 👍 pic.twitter.com/9njUsMHvPe
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) December 9, 2020
“This is Tyson Fury, the Gypsy King. Just a quick one guys, I will not be attending any boxing this weekend. For all the rumors this weekend that I’ll be attending some boxing, I will not be. Don’t expect fireworks, don’t expect any action from the Gypsy King because I’ll be grafting, I’ll be working as usual, always staying fit and ready. Good night and god bless.”
Fury and Joshua have agreed in principle to two fights. Fury holds the WBC Heavyweight Title. It’s the only major heavyweight championship that Joshua doesn’t have. Hearn has said he’s hoping that Fury and Joshua fight in England at least once.
Hearn is also urging Fury to ditch a tuneup fight in early 2021 and go right after Joshua if “AJ” can get past Pulev. Hearn wants to see Fury and Joshua share the ring at the end of May.
Fury’s last bout took place back in February. He defeated Deontay Wilder in their rematch via seventh-round TKO to capture the WBC gold. As for Joshua, his last fight took place back in December 2019.