Tyson Fury is aware of some of Anthony Joshua’s recent unfavorable comments.
A potential title unification bout between Joshua and Fury has been talked about ad nauseam. Joshua holds the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO Titles. Fury is the WBC Heavyweight Champion. If these two were to hold onto their belts before colliding, it would be a true title unification fight.
Joshua and Fury have trying to do their part to ensure the bout eventually comes to fruition. Both men have agreed in principle to the fight. Recently, “AJ” stoked the flames of a potential showdown with Fury, saying “The Gypsy King” is on his way out of the sport of boxing.
Speaking to Behind The Gloves, Fury’s trainer, Sugar Hill Steward, took exception to Joshua’s comments (via BoxingScene.com).
“Anthony Joshua says a lot. He was supposed to come into training camp and train with us, I guess that goes to show how far his word goes.”
Fury went on to dare Joshua to send him packing from the sport of boxing.
“We wanted some of that action. He said he was coming, but he didn’t. We can’t really take what he says as his word anymore. If I’m too old in the tooth and I need to retire, come and retire me.”
Fury is due for a trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder. The score is 1-0-1 with Fury picking up the win. Top Rank Boxing’s Bob Arum has said that the target date is December 19 for Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As for Joshua, he has his own title fight set. He’s expected to share the ring with Kubrat Pulev on December 12. The plan is to have that fight inside the O2 Arena in London, England.