“It Didn’t Fare Too Well for Him”- Tyson Fury Recalls His Telephonic Conversation With Anthony Joshua

Published 09/13/2021, 5:02 AM EDT


WBC champion Tyson Fury is no way near facing the three-belt unified titlist, Anthony Joshua in-ring. Both men will have to defend their respective titles against alarming opponents in the coming months. And only on winning the showdowns they can consider meeting each other.

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However, this diverse distance hasn’t put a dent in their heated rivalry. The Englishmen continue to battle each other verbally with the latest initiative coming from Fury’s side. Ahead of his trilogy clash against Deontay Wilder, ‘The Gypsy King’ has shed insights from his relation with ‘AJ’ yet again.

Per Boxing Lockdown, the undefeated heavyweight champion, talked about a telephonic conversation with Anthony Joshua. And revealed how both men had a back and forth, sending several fans into a frenzy.

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“He phoned me up one day in a mood to say he was gonna do this and do that to me. It didn’t fare too well for him, let’s say that… I just told him the truth. The truth always hurts,” said Tyson Fury (H/T:- Michael Benson)

Reflecting on his known side, Tyson Fury is the one to have landed more verbal shots on Anthony Joshua. While the heavyweight champions were almost confirmed to collide a few months ago, Fury unleashed several taunts on his fellow Brit rival. Nevertheless, Joshua didn’t claim the same. He vowed to surpass Fury by meeting inside the ring, but avoided the typical trash-talking.

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As both men now have their official fights on board, they cannot overlook their recent opponents. Fury and Joshua will appear in a gap of 2 weeks. Thus, heavyweight boxing will go down for a feast in a few more days.

Tyson Fury – Anthony Joshua: The Heavyweight title shows

‘AJ’ will appear first and defend his WBO, WBA, IBF, IBO belts against the undefeated Oleksandr Usyk on September 25. Already an undisputed cruiserweight champion, Usyk is also a southpaw boxer and a former Olympic gold medalist. Thus, he has all the features that can offer a tough challenge to Joshua. But the champion will remain in his natural weight, and being one of the best in it, he has all the justifications to dismantle Usyk.

A couple of weeks later, Tyson Fury will put his WBC belt on the line against Deontay Wilder in an epic trilogy fight on October 9. Having beaten ‘The Bronze Bomber’ via TKO in 2020, Fury looks favorable to win the third collision. But Wilder is one of the most vicious punchers of all time with a record-setting KO-streak under his name. So, Fury still has a lot of dangers incoming.

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Joshua vs Usyk will unfold at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, UK. Meanwhile, Fury vs Wilder 3 will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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Which two men will be the winner of the fights?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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