Tyson Fury has branded Anthony Joshua’s recent mind-clearing exercise as ‘unbelievable.’
Joshua made headlines for his decision to go on a four-day ‘darkness retreat’ costing £2,000 – a popular mental health excercise amongst famous figures and sports stars.
He said the goal was to be ‘isolated with nothing to do except relax and clear the mind while being immersed in infinite darkness.’
When asked by Boxing Social about the practice, Fury smiled.
“Unbelievable. One thing to say – out in the cold, frozen!”
Fans may read into it that the Olympic Gold Medalist is somewhat out of the discussion at a championship level, considering ‘The Gypsy King’ and Oleksandr Usyk hold all the world titles.
Unfortunately for fans, the only back and forths the pair have been involved in have so far been verbal. In fact, Fury often says that he has no interest in the domestic dust-up given Joshua’s recent form and losses.
In the other corner, though, ‘AJ’ feels his career would be ‘incomplete’ should he not manage to step through the ropes with Fury, or even American rival, Deontay Wilder.
There’s a hope for late 2024, but Fury’s fight with MMA star Francis Ngannou this weekend is followed by an undisputed contest against former Joshua foe, Usyk.
A reported rematch clause for that four-belt clash will see Fury occupied for the foreseeable, and Joshua must keep busy in the meantime.
He’s said to be still hoping for a fight date in December before reigniting talks with Wilder or another top contender for April. Should both men keep winning, an all-British heavyweight affair must, in the minds of most fans, happen before they retire.
If the momentum stays as is, it will be totally up to Fury whether or Joshua stays in the darkness.