The PR battle to assess blame is ongoing between the backers of Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.
No surprise, Tyson Fury has some thoughts on the matter, as to who is avoiding who, and why The Fight isn’t being made.
The come backing giant, who seems to be in a good head space, two years after admitting to suicidal ideation, thinks AJ wants no part of the Alabama slamma, who holds a 40-0 (39 KOs) record.
Fury called the back and forth and the making of the heavyweight eliminator “complex,” but he thinks AJ is “afraid of him. Wilder is all wrong for Joshua and Eddie Hearn knows that.” Eddie wants AJ (21-0 with 20 KOs; age 28) to fight a few more times, and make that money, Fury said, because he suspects Wilder will drop and stop the 32 year old US based boxer.
Yes, Fury (26-0 with 19 Kos; last fought June 9 vs easy work Sefer Seferi) said, he thinks the fight will happen, but he advises people to expect to wait a spell more.
The long tall UKer said he will be back in the ring next on August 18th, no foe yet named. He won’t headline, Carl Frampton will, on a card in Belfast, against Luke Jackson.
The 29 year old Fury has been giving the business to Wilder, too, by the way. He labeled Wilder a “dreamer,” for suggesting that he is on par with Mike Tyson and that he’s more feared than “Iron Mike” in his heyday. “There is a Tyson in your era, and I’ll stop you inside five rounds, you bum,” Fury said in a video callout. “Let’s get it on, big shithouse,” he sneered at Wilder.
Yep, Fury is the best of the heavyweights…in the talking sphere. He helps keep things lively. That’s not debatable. Whether he can restore some lost luster, or if his two years off means he’ll not be able to climb back to the plateau he was at, that is not a given.
What say you, readers? Is Fury making sense? Do you think we’ll see him fight a Wilder or an AJ before Wilder and AJ square off? Talk to us!