“I Backed Out and I Admit It”: Tyson Fury on Failed Anthony Joshua Fight

Published 09/16/2021, 9:45 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury enters the ring prior to the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title against Deontay Wilder on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury appeared on ‘The Overlap’, hosted by Gary Neville, and spoke extensively on all the latest boxing news. In the interview, the British heavyweight looked in good shape ahead of his trilogy fight.

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At one point, Neville questioned Fury about the failed Anthony Joshua fight. He also claimed that he spoke to Joshua, who said Fury backed out of the fight. When he heard this, Fury sarcastically replied, saying, “Yeah, I backed out and I admit it.”

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“I’m scared of him. I fought the best men in the world in their prime and beat them, but I’m scared of this plum. I’m gonna call him a chicken nugget, just because he’s ripped, and he’s in good shape and I’m jealous.”

Fury also claimed that he would fight Joshua anywhere and flatten him. Even though talks about the fight between Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury and Anthony ‘AJ’ Joshua fell through, Fury feels the fight has to happen. That said, even if both the fighters lost their belts and went ‘AWOL’, Fury would be willing to fight Joshua.

Fury will face Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder on October 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Earlier, he wanted to fight fellow Brit Anthony Joshua. However, an arbitration hearing in favor of Deontay Wilder forced Fury to fight ‘The Bronze Bomber.’ Hence, Joshua had to opt for his fight against Usyk.

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Tyson Fury will go down in history if he retires undefeated

Tyson Fury believes he will never lose his unbeaten record and aims to retire undefeated. He said, “I’ve never lost a fight. I don’t think I’ll ever lose a fight, no. I don’t think I will. I don’t think there’s nobody out there to beat me.”

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If he can pull this off, he would join the likes of boxing greats, Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather and Rocky Marciano, both of who retired undefeated.

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Tyson Fury believes none of the other heavyweights at present have a chance of beating him. Fury, who came into the spotlight after ending the decade-long dominance of Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, has become a fan favorite owing to his larger-than-life personality and his trash talking.

Who do you think will win in a fight between ‘The Gypsy King’ and Anthony Joshua? Will Fury be able to retire undefeated?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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