Tyson Fury’s Father Reveals Why His Son Won’t Fight Anthony Joshua After August 2021

Published 04/16/2021, 5:00 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 25: Lineal Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury works out in front of Los Angeles media in advance of his highly anticipated WBC Heavyweight World Championship against undefeated WBC World Champion Deontay Wilder on December 1at Churchill Boxing Club on October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)


The heavyweight unification clash between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua has already seen enough drama in its buildup. However, it might not be over yet. Both sides haven’t come up with an official date, and Fury’s team is unwilling to stage the fight after August.

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While WBC champion Tyson Fury has already reached Las Vegas and seems to undergo an active camp, ‘AJ’ hasn’t updated anything from his side.

Hence, Tyson Fury’s father John Fury connected with Sky Sports and revealed how important activeness is for a boxer and they will not sacrifice it after August.

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“He (Tyson Fury) is gonna need tune-up fights, obviously because an activity plays a big part in boxing. ‘AJ’ was out here at good nine rounds with Pulev. You know Tyson has done nothing since the Wilder fight,” said John Fury.

The 56-year-old added, “You can be in this gym and spar and run down the road as much as you want. You have got to have activity on the lights. But that’s by and by if this fight happens in June or July, or even August. We are up for it, we will take it.”

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Following Anthony Joshua’s sensational Knockout win over Kubrat Pulev, the heavyweight unification with Fury received a lifeline. Nevertheless, it has already been over 4 months without much development to the idea.

Although both the champions have reportedly signed the papers, an official confirmation is still not displayed for the fans. So, it continues to put some doubt on the confirmation of the clash.

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The contractual works have been taken care of discreetly for the heavyweight fight. Not much has been known about the developments until Eddie Hearn confirmed the fight.

According to reports, the heavyweight battle will see a 50/50 purse split between both champions in the original matchup.

DIRIYAH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 07: Anthony Joshua celebrates victory over Andy Ruiz Jr during the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Matchroom Boxing ‘Clash on the Dunes’ show at the Diriyah Season on December 07, 2019 in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

However, the winner of the fight will be entitled to a 60/40 purse split in the re-match. Apart from the massive money, all the heavyweight belts will also be out on the line.

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So, there’s no reason why Anthony Joshua should duck the fight. Moreover, when he is the unified champion and still fresh from a win against Kubrat Pulev via KO.

Do you think Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua will happen before August?

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Raj Sarkar

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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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