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Tyson Fury claims he tried to set up a fight with ‘diva’ Anthony Joshua SIX times

Tyson Fury Claims He’s Tried To Fight SIX Times In The Last Five Years With ‘Diva’ Anthony Joshua…While I Slept’

  • Tyson Fury has said he’s tried six times to set up a scrap with Anthony Joshua
  • The WBC king thinks fellow countryman Joshua couldn’t beat him if he slept
  • Undefeated Fury claims he’s spent the last five years trying to mount a showdown
  • The Gypsy King Says He’s Retired And Says There’s No Chance To Make The Match

Tyson Fury claims he has attempted a fling with Anthony Joshua six times in the past five years but insists they will never meet because he is retired and his ‘diva’ rival foiled the proposed fights.

Heavyweight rivals Fury and Joshua signed terms in March 2021 for a colossal showdown that would have been one of the most lucrative fights of all time, only for a court arbitration to order the Mancunian to face Deontay Wilder instead.

Joshua lost his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO to Oleksandr Usyk in London in September 2021, a month before Fury defeated Wilder for a second time in Las Vegas to retain his WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles.

Tyson Fury has long been linked to a fight with Anthony Joshua which he says will never happen

Tyson Fury has long been linked to a fight with Anthony Joshua which he says will never happen

Joshua (left) lost to Oleksandr Usyk in the Ukrainian ex-cruiserweight's third heavyweight bout

Joshua (left) lost to Oleksandr Usyk in the Ukrainian ex-cruiserweight’s third heavyweight bout

Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum said earlier this month that he would “do his best” to ensure his fighter meets the winner of Joshua’s rematch with Usyk, which will take place on August 20 in Saudi Arabia.

Emphatically dismissing the idea of ​​a scrap with Joshua, Fury told me: iFL: “I’ve tried at least six times in my memory in the last five years to fight that fight and it didn’t work out every time because you mess with a diva who doesn’t want to fight.

“Years ago, when he was an undefeated knockout performer, people thought, ‘You know what? He might be able to beat Tyson Fury.’

Fury said he retired after knocking out Dillian Whyte in the sixth round at Wembley in April

Fury said he retired after knocking out Dillian Whyte in the sixth round at Wembley in April

When Anthony Joshua was bounced off the canvas by Andy Ruiz [in June 2019]people said, “he’s a bodybuilder – Tyson’s right, he doesn’t have a chance.”

“When he looked shockingly bad in the… [December 2019] rematch against Ruiz – who by the way didn’t train for a day, he was in Mexico partying with the president – people said he was being shot to pieces.

‘Then he goes and gets beaten by a cruiserweight’ [Usyk]† That bird has flown. I am the undefeated heavyweight king.”

Fury blasted Joshua victim Dillian Whyte at Wembley in April and has since suggested he would return to the ring for just £500million.

Fury's US promoter Bob Arum has said he wants Usyk or Joshua to take on Fury in the UK

Fury’s US promoter Bob Arum has said he wants Usyk or Joshua to take on Fury in the UK

Arum said this could be a defense against undefeated Joe Joyce, who the businessman says would be even more successful than Fury’s 94,000-seat sell-off against Whyte.

New WBA champion Daniel Dubois also sees himself as a contender to challenge Fury, although the fighter known as The Gypsy King says there isn’t a fighter, past or present worthy of taking on him. to take.

Fury boasted: ‘No one can even lace up my boots or come near me – even the greats of the eras past can’t even come close to eating bread off my table, let alone a bodybuilder. [Joshua] who has lost two of his last four fights.

Arum suggested Fury retire again in October for a fight with Joy Joyce at Wembley

Arum suggested Fury retire again in October for a fight with Joy Joyce at Wembley

‘In what world could he ever beat me? He couldn’t even beat me if he had a baseball bat while I was asleep.’

The 33-year-old predicts that Usyk, who took a convincing win over Joshua at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, will win again in a rematch he says he is indifferent about.

Fury said: ‘I’m happily retired and there will always be someone else to fight, be it Joshua, Usyk or anyone else – Dubois, Joyce.

“Go find another sucker to fight them all, ’cause a few pounds won’t punch me in the face. I do not need it.’

Prospect Daniel Dubois, who defeated Trevor Bryan earlier this month, would Fury .  can also challenge

Prospect Daniel Dubois, who defeated Trevor Bryan earlier this month, would Fury . can also challenge

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