WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury has made a big statement ahead of his home-coming fight. ‘The Gypsy King’ has been in the headlines for the past few weeks after he broke his silence on Deontay Wilder’s accusations. Now, he has given his views on how he approaches fights. Furthermore, he chimed in on the potential super-fight against Anthony Joshua.
Speaking to Gareth A Davies on YouTube, the undefeated champion was asked if he will fight Anthony Joshua. He replied, “Yea, hopefully.”
Fury then explained why he added ‘hopefully’. He said, “Because I’ve always said hopefully for every fight, you know. Nothing… Nothing’s ever happened until you’re in the ring in boxing.”
Boxing fans can agree with this as many fights fall through at the eleventh hour even after the contracts are signed and excitement among fans is at a peak.
However, Fury does say that he wants the fight against Joshua to happen. “Hopefully, the fight gets made and we get to fight each other. We never can tell what’s around the corner, you know. We never knew that this pandemic was around the corner in January, February, did we? So, everything’s a hopeful.”
Tyson Fury is not out to unify the division
The undefeated champion did in fact say that his motive is not to unify the division, as it is something he’s already done. He said, “No. I’ve already done it, haven’t I. I’ve already had all the belts. I’m the first heavyweight in history, to have every single belt.”
This statement implied that he is targeting the bragging rights from this mega fight.
Although Fury’s comments may worry some fans, it does not mean that the two will not fight. In fact, this could be good news for fans. If anything is to happen and either one will lose his belts, the fight could still happen.
However, we can not look past Tyson Fury’s initial comments; especially in light of the pandemic. This fight can not be behind closed doors, so it might be a while before we get to see it happen. When do you think Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua will finally battle it out?