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We’ll take Joshua as warm-up fight: Tyson Fury’s father sends warning to Eddie Hearn

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The highly anticipated heavyweight championship blockbuster fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua has already been heating up the global boxing fandom, and out of nowhere, Fury’s father John Fury has turned it up a notch by telling Eddie Hearn that they will take the fight as “warm-up”.

The Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua fight was under scrutiny for so long and has turned out to be one of the most sought-after fights in the history of boxing.

On one hand, Fury’s WBC title will be on the line, and on the other, Joshua will defend his WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO belts, and the outcome of the fight will determine the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world. It doesn’t get any better than this.

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However, a venue and date for the fight is yet to be decided, even though Eddie Hearn, Matchroom MD, and Joshua’s promoter recently received an astronomical offer to take the fight to the Far East.

Get it ready for June Eddie: John Fury wants Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua in June

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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua is set to become one of the biggest fights in boxing history. (Image Courtesy: Sky Sports/LAWRENCE LUSTIG)

Meanwhile, Tyson Fury’s father John Fury has decided to cook up some verbal heat, calling out AJ’s fanbase as well as Hearn to schedule the fight in June this year. On top of that, John even claimed that “The Gypsy King” and his team will be taking this fight as a warm-up.

A short clip of John Fury’s statement was shared on Twitter by Michael Benson of talkSPORT

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“This is a video to Eddie Hearn and all the supporters of ‘AJ’. We’re not bothered about Anthony Joshua…If he wants to fight in June, get it ready for June Eddie. We’ll take him as a warm-up fight…And if you can’t put up, shut up! Do that,” John Fury said in the clip.

While Anthony Joshua is coming off of a December title defense against Kubrat Pulev, Tyson Fury’s last boxing appearance dates all the way back to February last year, when he clinched his green and gold belt with a dominating victory in the Deontay Wilder rematch.

A fight in June will mark Fury’s return to the squared circle after a period of a year and four months, and it could be one reason why John Fury emphasized the ‘warm-up’ part. Although, there’s another angle that can be considered.

Last month, Hearn insisted that Joshua has the upper hand in the matchup, saying that the 31-year-old out of Watford will be handing Fury, his undefeated compatriot the first loss of his boxing career.

As the verbal back and forth goes on, John Fury’s words to Hearn could very well be a response to the above.

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