John Fury upset over Tyson Fury fallout against Anthony Joshua, worried about Deontay Wilder fight
Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua is no longer happening. John Fury had his say.
John Fury, father of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, has had his say in his son’s upcoming clash with Deontay Wilder. Tyson looked set to face Anthony Joshua in a massive unification fight in Saudi Arabia, but Wilder’s right to a rematch with the man who defeated him in February 2020 was approved by a referee earlier this month- this.
Fury now faces Wilder for the third time on July 25 as it looks like Joshua will defend his WBO crown against mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk. While this isn’t the worst-case scenario for the heavyweight division, it doesn’t provide fight fans with the fight they desperately need. Fury’s father is unhappy with the way the situation has turned out.
“That’s what happens when you get to the top; there’s a lot of laundry there, a lot of hangers,” Fury said in a statement. interview with BT Sport. “You can see what’s going on in America with him – terrible work to be honest with you. It’s devilish, isn’t it?
“You’re ready to fight a man, and all of a sudden at the 11th hour, it’s all set in 24 hours. He signs contracts in a whole different place of boxing. They are around him like grasshoppers. I say to myself: how can he think correctly?
Fury added, “He can’t blame his team, no one else. Anything rushed is not good and it was rushed. He was fighting AJ; I wanted him to fight AJ – I had no interest in Deontay Wilder. I told him in a phone conversation to throw the belt in the trash, let him [Wilder] have it and fight AJ on August 14 as scheduled.
“I’m worried if Tyson can improve his game for Wilder. If he gets complacent, makes a mistake. He’s got a good chance of being wrong there. The danger point is getting fair play. By the minute, the American boxing fraternity was embarrassed about the latest getaway.
“Why wouldn’t you take a $ 20 million step without a fight and a guaranteed shot against the winner, when you are fighting for a lot less money and you risk getting your skull cut again. So it is obvious that the powers that are in America are involved, they made the decisions and they both trapped them.