‘Some Massive Statements Have Been Made’ – Anthony Joshua Wishes to ‘Talk Fighting’ With Tyson Fury’s Father

Published 05/29/2021, 4:51 AM EDT
DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 04: Anthony Joshua speaks to the media during the Clash On The Dunes Press Conference at the Diriyah Season Hospitality Lounge on December 04, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


The collapse of the Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury undisputed title bout caused a big stir in the sport. And although Fury has now agreed to face Deontay Wilder, it is still one of boxing’s most talked-about topics right now.

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Fury’s father, John, who was closely involved with the Joshua bout, constantly engaged in verbal battles with Eddie Hearn and ‘AJ.’ However, he finally broke his silence about the collapse. As a result, Anthony Joshua has welcomed a conversation with John Fury.

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 24-1 boxer took to his Snapchat account to react to John Fury’s comments, and Michael Benson was first to pick it up. He wrote, “I got a lot of time for this interview. Good listen. Some massive statements have been made if you listen carefully. I would want to sit down with J.F, have a Guinness and talk fighting.”

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Thus, this statement from the unified heavyweight champion showed his respect for Tyson Fury’s father. This is vastly different from his comments on Tyson Fury after the fight fell through. The Londoner accused ‘The Gypsy King’ of being a fraud and not wanting the fight at all. And despite the criticism from John Fury in the lead-up to the bout, Joshua confirmed he has massive respect for him.

READ MORE: Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury Engage in an Ugly Spat After the Undisputed Fight Falls Through

What did John Fury say about the Anthony Joshua vs. Tyson Fury fight?

Before the collapse of the fight, Tyson Fury’s father bashed Hearn and Joshua’s team for not getting the bout over the line. Moreover, he constantly reiterated that Joshua was nowhere close to beating his son. However, what did he say about the fight falling through?

The outspoken Englishman lashed out at Fury’s team and said they rushed the agreement with Wilder. Furthermore, he said if Tyson Fury wanted to face Joshua, he should have given up the belt and honored his agreement.

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Furthermore, John Fury also admitted taking the Deontay Wilder amidst so much uncertainty could prove to be a huge mistake. Therefore, he did not mince his words when criticizing those involved in the collapse.

What do you make of this offer from Anthony Joshua? 

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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