Tyson Fury hit out at Anthony Joshua this week, describing him as a “coward” as well as hilariously comparing a fight between the pair to a Sunday roast.
Appearing on Queensberry’s official YouTube channel, Fury revealed he believed his first fight with Deontay Wilder was the standout contest of his career to date.
He then used the quirky analogy to explain how – in his view – a fight between himself and ‘AJ’ would only be considered a mega fight on British shores.
“There’s no glamour in fighting a coward. I don’t fight cowards, I only fight real men. So to say that [the Joshua fight] is a glamour fight – no way.”
My glamour fight was fighting the 43-0 Deontay Wilder in America. The first time two undefeated heavyweight champions have fought each other since Ali vs Frazier, that’s my glamour fight.”
“This other bum fight over here with Joshua, that’s a bit like a Sunday roast – people only respect it in England.”
British fight fans were left disappointed earlier this autumn when talks for a clash between Fury and Joshua, despite appearing to get off to a positive start, ultimately collapsed.
It was the second time in as many years that the marquee fight has fallen through, with a last minute arbitration ruling forced Fury to face Deontay Wilder for a third time and withdraw from near-completed negotiations to face Joshua.
The fight looks further away than ever at the present moment. Fury is due to face old foe Derek Chisora at Tottenham Hotspurs’ stadium next month, with talks for an undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk in 2023 said to be progressing well should ‘The Gypsy King’ emerge from the Chisora bout unscathed.
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