The Gypsy King has offered his opinions on the saga in the wake of the discussions for a Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua fight coming to an end.
After Fury originally challenged Joshua following his consecutive losses to Alexander Usyk, the discussions moved quickly, and both parties agreed to a 60/40 split in favour of “The Gypsy King,” with the bout scheduled for December 3.
Contracts had already been distributed when discussions halted, and Fury’s impatience led to both sides blaming one another in interviews—never a good sign.
Any chance of a fight occurring beyond this point was immediately eliminated, and it appears that both Fury and Joshua are now looking into other options for their respective fights in December.
Conor Benn’s positive for drugs over the last week has dominated boxing news, and as a result, his highly awaited battle with Chris Eubank Jr. has been postponed. Now, Fury is back to discuss why his fight with Joshua fell apart.
Fury said, “In my opinion—and I’m being brutally honest here—I think AJ lacked balls,” according to iD Boxing.
Did not push for a fight, did not want one, and did not sign the contract.
Eddie Hearn, Joshua’s promoter, claimed that one of the reasons the match could not be agreed upon was because their side desired more control over commercial rights.
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Fury answered, “I don’t even know what commercial rights are. “Excuses, they sound like a bunch of s*** to me. Like I said, AJ lacked balls or—I don’t know—I don’t know what I’m looking for here. being assertive; assertiveness.
“If you’re a male, you lead your team with assertiveness and get the job done.
But I’ll say it again: lack of balls.
According to reports from the Telegraph, a trilogy match with Derek Chisoa appears to be Fury’s most likely opponent.
Both of Fury and Chisora’s previous fights ended in unanimous decisions for “The Gypsy King” in 2011 and 2014, respectively.
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