Tyson Fury has taken another opportunity to wind up Anthony Joshua about who promotes him.
In a turn of events that few in the boxing world could have seen coming, Joshua’s next fight on December 23 is chiefly being promoted by Frank Warren’s Queensberry, though various other co-promoters are involved including including Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom, who have worked with ‘AJ’ since he turned pro.
December 23 was initially supposed to be the date for the historic undisputed match-up between Fury and Oleksandr Usyk. That was put back to February 17 after ‘The Gypsy King’s more bruising-than-expected encounter with Francis Ngannou, so has been replaced with a mega card featuring Joshua versus Otto Wallin, Deontay Wilder versus Joseph Parker and Daniel Dubois versus Jarrell Miller.
Speaking to iFL TV, Fury was asked about his promoter Warren hosting a press conference ahead of the fight featuring his main rivals and Eddie Hearn.
“Good innit. All thanks to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Without the Kingdom, boxing is dead at the moment, especially for the heavyweights, so they should be very thankful I made this possible for them to fight.”
He then went one further to claim everyone on the December card in fact works for him now.
“In reality, they’re all working for me aren’t they really. Would you ever believe that Joshua, Wilder, and all these boys are all dossers working for me now?”
It was then pointed out that Joshua didn’t like answering questions from Queensberry’s Dev Sahni and at one point said he wanted his own promoter to question him. Fury then suggested what should have happened at that point and intimated that Warren is, in fact, Joshua’s promoter now.
“Dev should have said ‘Frank, will you ask him a question?'”