SHOCKING: Tyson Fury Not Optimistic About Fighting Anthony Joshua in June

Published 02/24/2021, 11:03 PM EST
LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 01: Tyson Fury reacts after fighting to a draw with Deontay Wilder during the WBC Heavyweight Championship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


The only heavyweight clash that everyone is concerned about is Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua. The fight has made some serious progress in terms of contracts and purses and more. Despite being tentatively scheduled for mid-2021, the official dates for this bout are yet to be rolled out by either party.

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However, the WBC champion, Tyson Fury, isn’t optimistic about fighting his fellow Brit in June. Talking to ESPN on the same, he said:

I’m not that optimistic about (fighting in June) lately.”

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“He only fought in December. So December to June is only 6 months out of the ring, so he’ll be a full year in front of activity. But I’m not much in front of him with skill, then a year of inactivity doesn’t really do that much.”

Tyson Fury during the post-fight press conference at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)

Fury believed that if a fighter is staying fit and inactive inside the ring, he should beat his fellow inactive combatant with ease.

Ever since dethroning Deontay Wilder, the ‘Gypsy King’ hasn’t stepped inside the ring. But, a June timeline doesn’t really bother him much. He later asserted he won’t give any excuses to fight Joshua for the undisputed belt.

Fury knows the amount of anticipation his fight with Joshua carries, and he wants to present himself in the best way possible. The ‘Gypsy King’ even talked about his previous 3-year in-ring hiatus, wherein he stayed out of the game for a long while but still dispatched his opponents to be the heavyweight world champion again.

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Is Anthony Joshua Tyson Fury’s toughest opponent to date?

Tyson Fury has contended against many big-wigs of the sport. He shook the combat sports universe when he beat the stout Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. Three years later, his contest with the ‘Bronze Bomber’ was one for the ages. He showcased one of the greatest comebacks of the sport in his first bout for the WBC title, which ended in a draw.

Fury has beaten the likes of these aforementioned opponents, but a fight with ‘AJ’ can be one of his toughest tests to date as they are equally matched in skill sets, ring IQ, and power. As such, it will be hard to pick one as a winner between the two. However, a contest between the duo will undeniably go down as one of the terrifying heavyweight battles.

It’ll be intriguing to see how both these fighters adapt to challenge and give each other a stern test inside the squared circle.

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What do draw of Fury’s comments? Can he showcase his best self against Joshua?

 

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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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