WBC heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury is planning to have ten more fights before he contemplates retirement but assured that none of those fights will include Anthony Joshua, after the negotiations they have had.
On Thursday, 20th October 20, Top Rank made the fight between Fury and Derek Chisora official for Saturday, December 3rd. This will be the third meeting between the two British boxers, following Tyson’s two wins over Chisora.
In the meantime, Frank Warren, Fury’s promoter, was in negotiations with Joshua and Matchroom Boxing, but the talks never progressed and the bout ultimately fell out. Both parties took the ball, blaming the other that it was his fault that the confrontation did not take place.
Tyson Fury says he will never fight Anthony Joshua
Speaking to Jim White and Simon Jordan on talkSPORT, ‘The Gypsy King’ insisted that he might have nearly ten fights before he thinks about calling it a career again, but none of those fights will have AJ in the ring.
“You can’t make a fight that somebody else doesn’t want,” said Fury, “No matter how much willing I am to make a fight, if the other participant doesn’t want to do it for whatever reason, they are not going to do it. I don’t believe you could have dragged him there with a JCB.”
“It’s a lack of balls. If you are in charge and you’re assertive and you’re the man of your team, you tell the team to make the fight happen if you really want it. If you don’t want it, you find a million excuses why.”
“I don’t think so,” Fury replied when asked if he would ever face Joshua, “They are too hard to work with. Too difficult and you can’t make someone do something they don’t want to do.”
Only a couple of years ago, since when Fury had clinched the WBC title from Deontay Wilder and Joshua held the unified WBA (Super), WBO and IBF belts, both teams tried to carry out an undisputed title unification fight, but they never reached an agreement. And as Wilder requested the trilogy fight with Tyson, the talks about AJ fight were ultimately dismissed.