John Fury has revealed some of the men being considered as opponents for his son Tyson’s return fight this year, should a hotly anticipated meeting with Anthony Joshua end up not materialising.
Speaking to the Mail, ‘Big John’ admitted he was far from confident a deal with Joshua would be agreed and stated that he didn’t think the Watford man – or his team – truly wanted to make the fight.
“It’s not going to happen this year I don’t think. No, it’s very doubtful. We’d have it tomorrow. We’ve been dogging AJ and his team like you won’t believe for this fight, you know. You just don’t want it. They just don’t want it.
“You know what. If he came up with a viable explanation saying that you know what I’m not ready for it, I just come off a defeat and want some time out to spend some time out with the family. We’d understand that if he just says the truth – which is the truth. ”
“We’re looking at other people. Look at Andy Ruiz, Luis Ortiz and Filip Hrgovic, or whoever wants to fight. It’s a good business.”
British fight fans remain in the dark as to where things truly stand regarding talks to make the fight, with early optimism very much eroded after AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn accused Fury of “bluffing everyone” and not ever wanting to make the fight.
Many in the sport believe Fury will face unheralded German heavyweight Manuel Charr in Cardiff instead after ‘The Gypsy King’ posted a video on social media calling out Charr last week.