Tyson Fury Set To Fight ‘With Or Without Anthony Joshua’ Soon, John Fury Says As Negotiations Reach Crisis | Boxing News

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Anthony Joshua, Kubrat Pulev


Tyson Fury will return to the ring this summer “with or without Anthony Joshua”, assures his father John Fury who warns that “nothing has changed” in talks to finalize the dream of undisputed combat.

WBC champion Fury and IBF, WBA and WBO title holder Joshua are locked in negotiations, which have gripped the boxing world, to ensure a mega-fight that would crown an undisputed leader of the division.

A place and a date are the main issues to be resolved – Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn is in talks with sites in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Singapore, China, America, Dubai and Britain to a fight this summer, but Fury’s dad has now delivered a stern Attention.

“We’ll fight anyway, with or without AJ,” John Fury said. Sky Sports. “We made it clear.

” I hope [Hearn] can do it. He tries, does his best.

“You wouldn’t expect [Fury’s promoters] Bob Arum will be racing all over the world at 90, Frank Warren is 70. Eddie is just a young man! He does a great job, I love his interviews, he’s a good character, his father can be proud of him.

“I hope he didn’t shoot himself in the foot by letting the cat out of the bag too soon. I think that’s what he did because he wanted to be the one to announce it. “

Fury previously set deadlines for last weekend and for Tuesday, recounting Behind the gloves that “I will continue” unless an agreement is finalized.

John Fury said: “At 9 p.m. [on Tuesday], Nothing has changed. I know they are working on the back to get it over the line.

“But it is proving difficult for Eddie Hearn. He went all over the world to try to sell this fight.

“Nobody wants to invest because now is not the right time for their business. They want to profit from it, but the time will not allow them to profit from it.

“But the world wants it.

“They were in a hurry with this. When you rush a cake, it doesn’t taste good.

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Fury hasn’t boxed since he beat Wilder over a year ago

“This fight could be made a lot easier, a lot simpler, in the months to come, when people return to easier ways, to normalcy.

“For the moment, nothing has changed. There are rumors, a lot of rumors, but nothing is set in stone at 9 p.m. [Tuesday night].

“I said to him ‘sit down well’. If they are successful, so much the better. If they don’t …

“The clock ran out last Saturday. If we didn’t want this fight, we wouldn’t be negotiating yet. We want this fight. We will give him every chance to launch this fight in June or July.

“We sit tight, waiting for a contract, a place, a date. We will sign. We are ready to go.

“We don’t need a long training camp, we can go in the next five weeks. “

John Fury insisted his undefeated son had no preference in terms of venue.

“Tyson will fight anywhere, with AJ or anyone,” he said. “Wherever they do this fight, Tyson will be happy to oblige them.” This is not a problem.

“Ideally, I would like it [in the UK] but I don’t think that will happen. ”

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Joshua KO’d Pulev in December

Joshua knocked out Kubrat Pulev in December but Fury has already been out of the ring for over a year, since his destruction of Deontay Wilder in February 2019.

His lack of in-ring activity could become problematic unless a deal is made to face Joshua this summer, his father explained.

“If this continues, he will need some tune-up fights,” said John Fury. “Inactivity plays a big role in boxing.

“You must have an activity under these lights.

“As a father, I wouldn’t do my job well. I won’t let this happen if my son isn’t there. And if I say something to Tyson, he’ll take it into account.

“If the fight is in June, July or even August, we will take it. But if it happens next year, we have to fight. “

Promoter Hearn once said Sky Sports on weekends: “We are in a great situation with several offers on the table. I am quietly confident.

” We are almost there. We have worked very hard and we do not want to give in. “

Former heavyweight champion David Haye told Sky Sports earlier Wednesday: “I’ll be surprised if this happens before November. If that happens before November, fantastic.

“Knowing boxing like me, whatever offer they get, it’s going to have to be ridiculous, absolutely ridiculous to get it across the line, and if it crosses the line, God bless them both. ”

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