WBC heavyweight champion Briton Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) promised a title chance to compatriot Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs), but then changed his mind. And he also tried to make his countryman the culprit of the breakdown in negotiations – first, through social networks, he set a deadline, and then left the negotiations, citing the fact that the time was up. Moreover, even Fury’s promoter said that the parties were very close to a deal.
Earlier, British expert Simon Jordan called the negotiations sprat and mackerel: supposedly the whole thing is in Oleksandr Usyk, and Joshua is actually a common bait.
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thinks and ex-world champion Tony Bellew: “Yes, it was immediately clear to me that Fury really did not want to fight Joshua. It seems to me that he simply did not expect Anthony to agree to all the conditions. After all, he specifically set such conditions for him to refuse. But Joshua agreed. And then Fury had to act – look for an excuse to disrupt the fight. He was shocked when he saw that the promoters almost agreed. He definitely didn’t expect this. He came up with a deadline to blow everything up. Note that even after that, the promoters were ready to see it through.”
Bellew has not very comforting forecasts for his compatriots: “I know that you all have always dreamed of this fight. But it is unlikely that it will take place. Not only this year, but in general it is unlikely that it will ever take place … “
Meanwhile, Briton Joe Joyce considers Joshua lucky that Fury refused to fight him. Rumor has it that the champion will fight Manuel Charr. Joyce doesn’t want to see this fight, but he thinks it’s going to be spectacular.