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Tyson Fury’s Father Threatens to Go “Separate Ways” if the Anthony Joshua Fight Falls Apart

Published 03/04/2021, 6:00 AM EST

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It’s a favorable time for the boxing world to witness two of their prime heavyweight champions, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, collide with each other, with all the titles at stake. However, the matchup is still not final and with several ongoing circumstances, we may see another blockbuster clash fall off the charts.

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However, Tyson Fury’s father, John Fury, dislikes the idea. He believes Joshua equally wants the fight. But if he doesn’t, John Fury vows to walk a separate path with his WBC champion son. Amid many talks going around, John Fury sat with Seconds Out and revealed his opinion on the whole scenario.


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The 56-year-old said, “He (Joshua) will probably want it as quick as possible because you know there’s nothing like a long-drawn-out job. Me dad used to say a long deal is never any good. If it’s not done quick and sharp, you never get the best out of it.”

He added, “So, at the end of the day, we want it. Either do it or both men go to the separate ways and do what they are doing and collide along the line somewhere.”

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Joshua and Fury have no more relevant contenders left apart from each other. So, it wouldn’t make sense for either man to face some else at this stage of their career. That too, after touting a collision against each other.

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The matchup has had its roots deep for several years, as both the heavyweights had sensational runs in their respective careers. ‘The Gypsy King’, 30-0, has touched all the world titles and is still undefeated. Meanwhile, ‘AJ’ is an Olympic gold medalist, and a 2x unified world champion.

In recent times, they have had glorious fights. Tyson Fury vanquished Deontay Wilder in 2020 to grab the WBC belt. Meanwhile, Anthony Joshua avenged his only loss against Andy Ruiz Jr, and successfully defended his titles against Kubrat Pulev. Hence, the time is right for the duo to enter the ring to determine the better boxer among them.

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The promoters have also expressed their urge to stage the clash. Therefore, boxing fans can expect to witness it in 2021 itself. But, if it falls apart, do you think John Fury’s claim of both men going their separate ways will come true?

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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.