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Fury hasn't fought since dethroning Wilder of the WBC world heavyweight title back in February 2020.
However, the 'Gypsy King' has poured cold water on the idea of fighting Joshua next while claiming to be drinking 12 pints a day having stopped training.
He also says he does not see himself fighting in the UK ever again with his last four contests taking place in America.
Speaking to iFL TV, he said: "Whatever they say is very unimportant to me because, until I have a fight date and a hell-of-a-lot of money in my pocket, there is no fight.
"Will I be fighting Joshua in the next ten minutes? No. Do I think the fight will eventually happen? Yes, it has to happen. Do I think it is next or imminent? No.
"I am not going to hold my breath for it, that's for sure.
"I am not going to put all my eggs in one basket because I have been guilty of doing that before and, when the fight doesn't happen, that is when I end up in a massive depression and feel like killing myself.
"I am not going to say 'it is definitely happening in June or July.'"
Fury continued: "I have stopped training at the moment, I am on holiday.
"I am drinking anything between eight, ten, 12 pints of lager a day, at the minute. But I am not eating so I am getting my calories through alcohol.
"I have trained and trained and trained with no progress so I am now a man of leisure."
Fury's interview got boxing fans talking with some speculating that he will never box again.
That Tyson Fury IFL interview is a hard watch
Could be part of mindgame process, seem disengaged & lure in AJ. Didn't seem that way though, seems like he's fed up with politics
Again - put the 2 men in a room, they'd sign in an hour. It's everyone else that makes it difficult
- Martin (@NewAgeBoxingUK) March 11, 2021
Tyson Fury looks visibly uncomfortable when the AJ fight gets mentioned.
- Rocky Ali (@rockyaliboxing) March 11, 2021
One Twitter user wrote: "I just watched Tyson's interview on IFL. He wasn't his charismatic self, wasn't exactly talking up the fight much. Even said he won't fight in the UK ever again. Something tells me even more Tyson doesn't want the fight."
A second tweeted: "Imagine AJ coming out and saying the fight isn't imminent and clearly avoiding it? The whole boxing world would explode. This a absolute disgrace, the least we can hope is that it's mind games but this time I don't think it is."
A third added: "Going to make a controversial and bold prediction here.. I don't think Tyson Fury will box again."
Wil Fury vs. Joshua happen? Stay tuned.
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