Deontay Wilder Speaks Up on Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua Fight Cancellation – “It Was All Propaganda”

Published 10/05/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 15: Deontay Wilder declines to speak during the press conference with Tyson Fury at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)


Many believed this year fans would finally get to see one of the most anticipated fights in present-day boxing. That fight was the undisputed heavyweight fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. This contest was set to take place on August 14 in Saudi Arabia, but due to some external factors, this bout got canceled.

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With this, the entire fight fraternity was disheartened. Ever since the fight got canceled, many people have tried to speculate as to what really happened. Recently, the ex-heavyweight champ, Deontay Wilder had his say about the same.

Speaking to BT Sport, he said, “The Fury AJ talk, it was never going to happen. They never had a contract to begin with. You know, it was all propaganda, and it was nothing I was concerned about because I knew the truth. Certain fans and people just take the first thing they hear without doing research and they just go away with it,”

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He continued, “As long as I knew I had that contract and we were going to activate it, there weren’t no concerns or worries about the talks. They just hyped people up for nothing.” (h/t Boxing Scene)

Ever since Wilder lost to Fury in February 2020, he had talked about how badly he wanted to book a trilogy fight. That said, he deteriorated the progress of the Joshua vs Fury bout by proceeding legally and finally bagging the decision in his favor.

This entire incident increased the rivalry between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. They still are keen to battle each other, but when that can happen is anyone guess.

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury – Will it ever happen?

The fans envisioned Joshua and Fury battling each other for all the heavyweight titles on the line. But sadly, this fight failed to materialize.

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However, this contest is still not dead and there’s every possibility of this fight coming to fruition. However, for that, ‘AJ’ will have to get past Oleksandr Usyk in a rematch and Fury will have to get past Wilder this weekend.

That said, the coming few months are extremely vital in the big division and it’ll be interesting to see how things move ahead.

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Do you think a fight between Fury and Joshua will happen? Let us know.

Watch this story – How to Watch Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3: Date, Time, Undercard, Tickets

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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