Tyson Fury swears by SMASH ‘useless dossier’ Anthony Joshua and reveals there are ‘big offers on the table’ from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Uzbekistan, Russia, America and England to stage a massive heavyweight showdown this year
- All heavyweight belts are on the line when Tyson Fury takes on Anthony Joshua
- Eddie Hearn insists the plan remains for the first of two fights in July
- Fury has now confirmed that he will attend this weekend’s meeting to discuss locations
- He also referred to his great British rival Joshua as a ‘big, useless file’
Tyson Fury insists he will crush ‘big, useless files’ Anthony Joshua when they meet in their heavyweight showdown, scheduled for later this year.
All heavyweight belts will be at stake in the all-British clash, with the winner able to achieve the same feat managed by Lennox Lewis 22 years ago.
Promoter Eddie Hearn insists the plan remains in place for the first of two fights in July, but this weekend the pair will be presenting multiple offers for a specific date and location.
Tyson Fury insists there are some big offers on the table to organize his fight with Anthony Joshua
All heavyweight belts will be on the line when Joshua takes on Fury, hoped to be sometime in 2021
And speaking to a video posted to his Twitter account, the Gypsy King confirmed this weekend’s meeting with Hearn and revealed that – as reported by Sportsmail – Saudi Arabia and Qatar are among the ‘big offers on the table’ for the battle in the Battle of Britain.
“I’ve just had big news, three or four big offers on the table, interest from Saudi Arabia, my Gypsy brothers in Qatar, Uzbekistan, Russia, America and England,” said Fury.
‘A few big offers on the table. I’m going to go through them on Sunday and hopefully we’ll get this big fight.
‘Let me smash this file, big, useless file, let me say. Because if I get it, I’m going to give it to him [raises right fist], you big file. ‘
Promoter Eddie Hearn insists the plan remains for the first of two fights in July
Fury’s reference to England suggests that Wembley Stadium is also an option, although it remains a long shot despite doubts that the London venue may not be able to accommodate a full audience due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, one person who supported the fight taking place at Wembley is London Mayor Sadiq Khan.
Khan said, ‘Eddie Hearn can do anything. I mean, this man is great. I call Eddie a friend, I am a fan of his.
The fact that he picked up Joshua-Klitschko, 90,000, was impressive. We worked closely with him.
The Gypsy King also referred to British rival Joshua as a ‘useless dossier’ he will ‘crush’
‘I would like to see Joshua-Fury, I think it will be great. I’m not going to tell you who I support, but wouldn’t it be great to see those two amazing boxers, world champions, boxing among their own fans. Both Tyson and Anthony will tell you how grateful they are to their fans in this country.
Eddie knows how to reach me. We will do what we can to support Eddie. I appreciate that there is also politics in boxing. I appreciate there are issues with broadcasting, there are issues with sponsorship, but if Eddie and the teams want to compete in London, we’re ready. ‘
But regardless of where it’s held, Fury’s latest post seems to quell his father John’s fears that the mega-fight could be put on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“There is no money for it,” said John Fury. “The timing is all wrong.”
Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has expressed support for Wembley as host of the showdown
But Hearn replied, “We’re in a good place. I saw John Fury’s comments. It’s almost like they don’t really want the fight. I wish they would talk about it instead of talking it down.
‘We are well aware that a global pandemic has occurred. We are well aware that it is not easy, but we are grafting on it every day to get this done.
‘A little bit of support would be nice, thank you very much.
‘I know there are some negative people and people who believe it won’t work out, but we’ve spent a lifetime pulling things off, and I believe we’ll get this done, and I believe you’ll have this fight will see in the summer. ‘
John, Fury’s father, feared the fight might not take place at all due to the Covid-19 pandemic