World heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, has hit back at Anthony Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn after comments the Matchroom boss made on why the fight between the two men never materialised.
Speaking in an interview with YouTuber, True Geordie, Fury said he wasn’t interested in talking to or about them and jokingly claimed he would ‘take the blame’ for the collapse of negotiations.
“I’m over Eddie Hearn and Joshua. So if they want to blame me, blame me, I’ll take the blame no problem.
I’m scared, muscles and all those weights he lifts. With 3 losses in his last 5 fights, he absolutely terrifies me.
I’m just over them. Don’t wanna mention them, not interested in them at all. There will be no more contact, or no more mentions of those suckers. Back of the queue and in the cold with the wolves. Nowhere to go.
They had the chance [to make the fight] and blew it.”
Fury’s comments come after the all-British super fight with Joshua fell through last month for the second time.
Some fans think that Fury publicly throwing deadlines at team AJ over social media to get the contract signed was detrimental, whereas others believe it was Joshua’s side that let the ball drop.
What, or who, caused the negotiations to fail is a question that will likely remain unanswered as both sides continue to point the finger.
The two were first scheduled to fight for all the belts last year. It was all set for August 2021 in Saudi Arabia but, at the eleventh hour, Deontay Wilder won his court arbitration forcing Fury into a trilogy bout.
‘The Gypsy King’ will now face Derek Chisora at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 3 after a potential undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk had to be put on hold as the Ukrainian wouldn’t be ready until early 2023.
In the same interview, Fury momentarily lost his cool, even hurling insults to the interviewer when pressed about choosing Chisora over other potential opponents.