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Anthony Joshua Responds After John Fury Criticises Tyson Fury's Team

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Anthony Joshua Responds After John Fury Criticises Tyson Fury's Team

John Fury isn't happy with son Tyson's team and the decision to fight Deontay Wilder for a third time, after the fight with Anthony Joshua fell apart.


After months and months of talks it looked like finally boxing fans would get the world heavyweight unification title fight between Fury and Joshua that they'd wanted for months.

The undefeated Gypsy King even took to social media to say that the fight was on, only for it to fall apart roughly 24 hours later when it was announced he'd have to fight Wilder again.


AJ understandably wasn't happy with the whole situation and he's not the only one, with Fury's own dad hitting out at the decision of his son's American team, including promoter Bob Arum.

"I was told arbitration was not a problem," the elder Fury said about the decision to make his son fight the American once again, "All of a sudden, it is a problem."

"This arbitration could've been squashed in December, but they didn't squash it. I can rattle on all day. The public knows they're not fools. Garbage.

"Both men can get beat. AJ can get beat, and so can Tyson.


"...Everybody seems to be doing what Bob Arum says. He's probably got his intentions right, but it's all about money and what they can do.

"All of this benefits the Americans because they never wanted the Saudi fight, did they? Tyson wanted it, I wanted it, and everybody in the world wanted it."

Whilst Tyson, and Arum, might not be happy with John essentially agreeing with what Eddie Hearn has been saying in the wake of the collapsed mega fight, Joshua is in agreement.


The WBA, IBF, WBO champion said he had 'a lot of time for the interview' and said he'd like to have a pint with the 57-year-old boxing coach.

On the fight with Wilder, who his son has already drawn with and beaten, with the second fight a comprehensive stoppage of the previously undefeated 2008 bronze medalist, John said Wilder should have taken 'step aside money.

"The American boxing fraternity's been embarrassed from the last escapade," Fury added.


"Why wouldn't you take a $20 million step aside without fighting when you get a guaranteed shot at the winner when you're fighting for a lot less than $20 million, and you're risking getting your skull caved in again?"

"It doesn't make sense on his part. So obviously, the powers that be are involved obviously. They're calling the shots, and they've trapped both men, haven't they?

"I'd just say, 'Listen, there's your belt, keep it. There's your belt; I'm fighting AJ. Or, if you want to fight, no problem. I'll fight you in Saudi,' and then the Saudis are happy because they've gone through a lot of trouble, those people.

"They've gone through a lot of running around with a lot of expense. They deserve better than what' happened. I just feel like they've done it all wrong."


Most people wouldn't say this about any fighter, never mind their own son, fair play Jon

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Heavyweight boxing, Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, Deontay Wilder, John Fury

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