Top Rank head Bob Arum has said he still wants WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to take on ex-champ Anthony Joshua. To do this, both of them must win the fights already scheduled for April, and, according to the promoter, the AJ team “should not be bullshit” in the negotiations.
“If Usyk had left for some reason, and Fury would have been left without an opponent [на 29 апреля]then he [Тайсон] I could have fought with some British, or maybe with some European fighter. But he will definitely fight at the end of April,” Bob said.
ID Boxing. – After all, if Fury succeeds [весной] and the best fight for him will be Joshua, and they [команда Энтони] If they don’t mess around like they did last time, then I would definitely like to have this fight together, as long as Joshua wins his fight. [1 апреля]”.
The functionary lamented the loss of time last fall when they tried to negotiate with Joshua’s team for December.
“We cannot allow anyone to be idle. That fight that we were talking about before Tyson fought Chisora, we already had agreements on percentages and everything – and then Joshua just refused. Well, there could be reasons for this, but direct negotiations, if the time comes, is exactly what we need to get a contract for such a fight, ”Arum said about a possible Fury vs. Joshua fight.
If not Usyk. Fury named possible next opponent
According to Bob, “there is no reason this fight can’t happen.”
“But Fury has to beat Usyk first and Joshua has to beat Franklin,” he pointed out.
In addition, the promoter says it is possible that Fury could be presented with a fight with Daniel Dubois if the fight with Usyk falls off on April 29.
“I don’t want to talk about other options, as I am optimistic that the Fury-Usyk fight will still happen. I am absolutely sure that we will satisfactorily complete negotiations with Usyk’s people and with Tyson,” Arum concluded.
He is outraged by the methods of the Ukrainian promoter and says that “Krasyuk should shut up.”
Yesterday, the British heavyweight champion assessed his chances of getting a fight against Anthony.