Tyson Fury Feels Anthony Joshua Owes His Career to ‘The Gypsy King’

Published 04/14/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 13: Tyson Fury of England reacts during a press conference ahead of his heavyweight match against Tom Schwarz at BT Sport Studios on May 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua are two fierce rivals in the boxing world. Ever since a fight between the pair has been discussed, both of them have painted wild verbal shots at each other. In fact, the war of words has elevated ever since they’ve signed the official contract to fight each other.

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Recently, ‘The Gypsy King’ took a dig at the lineal champion, stating that ‘AJ’ owes his career to him.

In an interview with Behind The Gloves, he said, “He’s (Joshua) only got his career because of me, basically. Because I took Klitschko’s belts off him and had them all. Then I had my own problems and vacated them all and they made it all possible for them all to become champions. A lot of these guys would never become champions if it wasn’t for me.”

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SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Anthony Joshua trains during a media workout on October 17, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

After Fury went out of the sport following his win over Wladimir Klitschko, Joshua capitalized on the same and came out right on top. He became the center of attraction for one and all as he kept terrifying every opponent he faced. That said, ‘AJ’ became a flamboyant boxing face during that tenure and only improved his resume with time.

In his above statement, Fury asserted the same point stating that Joshua and many other boxers came into the limelight because he was away.

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Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury – who’s the best heavyweight of this era?

Out of all the intimidating hard hitters in the heavyweight roster, Fury and Joshua have made a place of their own. Both of them, with their respective skill sets, have struck every boxing fan’s eye and are highly eager to pin the legendary status to their name.

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However, only one among these two can trace the pathway of greatness and determine who the best heavyweight of this era is.

Considering the same, a clash between two titans will be one for the ages. Moreover, the duo will inspire a generation of upcoming boxers for many more years to come.

Do you think Fury’s absence played a pivotal role in Joshua’s boxing run?

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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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