Former world champion and boxing columnist Tony Bellew commented on the progress of negotiations on organizing a fight between British heavyweights – on December 3 in Cardiff (Wales), WBC champion Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) is allegedly ready to fight the ex-holder of WBA Super belts , IBF and WBO Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs).
Fury has been annoying lately with inconsistency – he interferes with negotiations by setting deadlines and in parallel promising a fight to other heavyweights.
Opinion Bellew: Not surprised. It’s Fury’s show time, and he’s a great showman. Look at the hype around the fight. It’s just crazy! But so far, the fight has not even been officially announced. What will happen next? I think that in the current situation, Joshua’s team is behaving as professionally as possible. They don’t throw words around, they made it clear right away that Fury’s deadline requirements are impossible to meet.”
Looks like Bellew changed his mind. He clearly expects that the fight will still take place: “Fury knows that if you drive Joshua into a corner, he will give a fight. They both obviously want to fight. But it seems to me that a fight of this magnitude requires a little more time for all the paperwork. And until it is completely closed, no one will officially announce the fight. Perhaps Fury understands all this. And he decided that why not start the promotion himself.
“I know Joshua well. I know that he will never refuse a fight with Fury, Bellew is sure. “He always wants only the toughest fights and the most dangerous opponents. I wonder how all these negotiations will end. But I remember that earlier they already had a contract in their hands for the fight, which ruined Fury – his side didn’t even say then that the fight might not take place due to a lawsuit filed by Deontay Wilder’s team. Now he pretends that everything is disrupted by Joshua’s team. Let’s take Tyson’s word? .. “
Yesterday, promoter Warren explained Tyson’s mysterious volatility. But promoter Joshua doesn’t understand what’s going on. But he is sure that Usyk is already in the Hall of Fame, but not Fury, Joshua, and even more so Wilder.