Anthony Joshua Responds to Tyson Fury’s Ultimatum – ‘Don’t Think That’s the Right Mindset to Have’

Published 04/16/2021, 8:00 AM EDT
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 04: Anthony Joshua speaks to the media during the Clash On The Dunes Press Conference at the Diriyah Season Hospitality Lounge on December 04, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


Anthony Joshua is one of the most professional champions in the sport. The work ethic and dedication from the Londoner show why ‘AJ’ is a two-time unified world champion. And Joshua has now questioned his fellow champion, Tyson Fury, for his comments.

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Joshua and Fury will finally meet after years of rumors. The two will face each other after both parties can iron out the remaining issues regarding the venue and date. However, Fury has grown frustrated and made no secret of it. He even issued an ultimatum to the organizers.

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 25: Lineal Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury works out in front of Los Angeles media in advance of his highly anticipated WBC Heavyweight World Championship against undefeated WBC World Champion Deontay Wilder on December 1at Churchill Boxing Club on October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)

Joshua has now replied to ‘The Gypsy King’. In a chat with Fighthype.com, the 24-1 boxer said, “Don’t think that’s the right mindset to have. I’ll wait… I’ll wait until the end of the year before I said anything like that.” 

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Joshua then explained that it’s a fight everyone, including the promoters, fans, and TV networks want. Therefore, he disagreed with Fury giving everyone a deadline to get the bout done. Thus, Joshua showed he is willing to be patient for everything to get sorted out.

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Anthony Joshua explains why he’s willing to wait

With his comments, ‘AJ’ slammed Fury for his impatience and showed his professionalism. The boxer made no secret of his trust in his team and explained the reason behind his patience.

He said, “If people are clearly working on something and they’re asking you for a little bit of extra time, if you want the job done, if you want a kind of an end result, you’re going to have to say no problem.”

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RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 03: Anthony Joshua looks on ahead of the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Clash On The Dunes Public Work Out at Public at the Investment Fund office complex on December 03, 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

This comment exhibits how much the Englishman rates the effort of those working behind the scenes to get this booking over the line. A fight like this is difficult to organize in normal times and has only gotten harder with the implications of COVID-19.

What do you make of this reaction from Anthony Joshua? Do you think he is right in hitting back at Tyson Fury?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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