After announcing that Fury will fight Joshua this year, Fury’s sudden commitment to a rematch with Deontay Wilder was unexpected. This has turned out to be a source of worry on both sides of the business decision.
Is Tyson Fury trying to avoid Anthony Joshua?
Fury had his sights set on the future after defeating Wilder via unanimous decision last year. The scene appeared to be set for the final showdown between the two heavyweights, with Joshua reclaiming his world title in a decisive comeback victory over Andy Ruiz Jr.
With the recent news about a possible rematch against Wilder, a Joshua vs Fury fight could be postponed.
Joshua recently tweeted, “@Tyson_Fury the world now sees you for the fraud you are. You’ve let boxing down! You lied to the fans and led them on. Used my name for clout not a fight. Bring me any championship fighter who can handle their business correctly.”
Fury essentially challenged Joshua to a $20 million bare-knuckle battle in response to his Twitter claims, “@anthonyjoshua your more full of s**t that Eddie, Spouting absolute sh**e! your full team knew there was an Arbitration going on, it was out of my hands! but i tell you what if i’m a fraud let’s fight this weekend bare knuckles till 1 man quits? let’s put up 20 mill each!!!”
The Twitter feud was nowhere near ending when Joshua again responded to Fury’s challenge. Joshua made the following comment on Twitter: “If there was an arbitration going on, why announce to the world we are fighting! The fight was signed! UNDISPUTED. Bare knuckle? You’re a good kid, don’t play with me Luke! I’ll slap your bald head & you’ll do nothing! Waste man.”