Tyson Fury says he won’t give Anthony Joshua a chance to fight him again after their recent talks failed.
WBC heavyweight champion Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) is out of his experience in trying to set up a fight with former two-time champion Joshua (24-3, 23 KOs).
Although Fury deserves the blame for the failed negotiations due to his efforts to rush the signing of Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn, he still feels bitter.
If Fury is serious about not giving Joshua a second chance, he will also come out as a loser, not just AJ.
Fury’s earnings for the Joshua fight will be higher than his previous fights with Deontay Wilder and Wladimir Klitschko.
Fury fights fellow boxer Derek Chisora next on December 3 on BT Sport Box Office and ESPN+ at Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium in London, England.
A fight with this high-profile opponent could be said to hurt Fury’s popularity, especially with him clashing with a poor Dillian Whyte.
“He didn’t have a seat belt. He didn’t have anything I needed, either there will be no fight between me and him forever,” said Tyson Fury to Sky Sports. “Full stop. There is a lot of conflict. I will not pass by again. They are difficult to deal with.”
Fury could change his mind when he is offered the Joshua fight in 2023 or 2024.
If Joshua gets two wins under his belt and his popularity reaches where it used to be, maybe Fury will start calling him again, posting questions on Twitter to pressure him into accepting.
That’s what happened this time. Fury posted Joshua’s calls on social media until he agreed to try to fight him. However, Fury made a mess by setting a double date, telling Joshua that he needs to sign this week.
Interestingly, Fury did not make such a deadline during the talks with the 38-year-old Chisora, and the talks took weeks before the fight began. If Fury agreed to give Chisora weeks to negotiate, why was Joshua rushed? It seems that Fury is not serious about the conversation with Joshua.
“No more Joshua, no more, no more wasted time,” Fury said. “As it is, he’s in peace, and he’s worked hard for it. I will not denigrate his performance or belittle his achievements. What I can miss is his lack of commitment to the British people,” said Fury.