‘Nobody Wants to Pay That Kind of Money With No Crowds’ – John Fury Drops a Bombshell on Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury

Published 04/09/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury celebrates his win by TKO in the seventh round against Deontay Wilder in the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


All the ongoing drama in booking the heavyweight title fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua seems to have vexed the WBC champion’s father, John Fury, and the 56-year-old has given his opinion on the fight.

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Although the all-English clash has seen the entire boxing world split into two halves with several non-fight fans pitching their interest, John Fury has commented on how no one might pay a lucrative amount to see it happen.

In an interaction with Boxing Social, Tyson Fury’s father ridiculed the promoters and appeared worried about delaying the much-awaited heavyweight battle.

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“All I can hear is dogs f*rting left, right, and center? There are a lot of them, Bob Arum, Frank Warren, Eddie Hearn, the full of them,” said John Fury.

The British trainer added, “They can’t put it honest in this climate. There is no money for it, nobody wants to pay that kind of money with no crowds, unless we get a normal way going on.”

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All promotional parties in Matchroom, Queensberry, and Top Rank have appeared optimistic about announcing the fight officially soon. After the basic contractual work gets over, we can expect Fury vs Joshua to have an official fight date and a venue.

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Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua- A look into the heavyweight rivalry

WBC champion Tyson Fury hasn’t fought since beating the undefeated Deontay Wilder in February 2020. While he waited for a call from Wilder regarding a trilogy, it didn’t happen before the pandemic took over. Meanwhile, unified champion Anthony Joshua avenged the only loss of his pro career against Andy Ruiz Jr., in a sensational rematch in 2019.

He followed it up with a successful title defense over Kubrat Pulev via KO in 2020. That set the stage for the undisputed world heavyweight title fight against ‘The Gypsy King’.

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Both the champions have reportedly signed a two-fight contract, with a 50/50 purse split in the original matchup. However, the winner will enjoy a 60/40 split in the rematch along with all the heavyweight belts on the line.

Do John Fury’s comments have some weight in letting fans know why the bout announcement has been delayed?

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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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