Tyson Fury Reveals Why He Stopped Training for the Anthony Joshua Fight

Published 03/13/2021, 5:00 AM EST
Tyson Fury during the post-fight press conference at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)


Tyson Fury has given a bold explanation for his recent claims. The undefeated champion revealed why he has allegedly stopped training for the Anthony Joshua fight. ‘The Gypsy King’ even explained why he doesn’t need to prepare as much for ‘AJ’.

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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – AUGUST 18: Tyson Fury celebrates after defeating Francesco Pianeta following their heavyweight contest at Windsor Park on August 18, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

The Joshua-Fury fight has been the talk of the sport for months. And while Anthony Joshua has shared regular updates of his relentless training, Tyson Fury recently claimed he stopped training. However, it is not because the potential undisputed title fight is in jeopardy.

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‘The Gypsy King’ spoke to iFL TV on YouTube and said, “Until I get a date and they say, ‘right, you’re going to be fighting in June, 15th, Antarctica. Then I go back into training camp. I only need six-seven weeks’ training anyway, for these bums.”

This comment showed different aspects of the reality of the fight. First, it revealed ‘The Gypsy King’ does not know the date of the event. Moreover, it also confirmed that there is no location for the bout as yet. Therefore, Fury is sticking by his pessimism regarding the fight even happening.

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Tyson Fury reveals who he is sparring with to prepare for the fight

Fury has maintained his stance that the fight is not close. Despite rumors and both promoters suggesting otherwise, the champion is apprehensive of the event happening. However, if the fight is to go ahead, Fury has revealed his sparring partners.

The 30-0 champion said, “I don’t need no big, great sparring partners for a methodical, bodybuilding type guy. I just need the local bin men and firemen and local strongmen.” 

With this comment, Fury shut down Joshua’s boxing ability and predicted an easy win.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 11: Boxer Tyson Fury works out at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on June 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury will face Tom Schwarz in a heavyweight bout on June 15 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

These comments from ‘The Gypsy King’ may surprise fans, as the event could be one of the biggest in boxing history. However, it could also be all a part of the WBC champion’s mind games. Either way, this fight promises to be an entertaining event, in and out of the ring.

What do you make of these comments from Tyson Fury? Do you think he has actually stopped training?

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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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