Fury worried Joshua may retire without fighting him
By Tim Royner: Tyson Fury looked badly stressed out on Saturday after hearing the news that heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua could retire without fighting him if he unifies the division by beating WBO champion Joseph Parker and WBC champion Deontay Wilder.
Fury thinks Joshua has lost his nerve now that he’s in shape and about to launch his comeback after two and a half years out of the ring. Fury says he wants Joshua to keep his career going until the two of them can face each other. Joshua, however, says he’s worried about losing o someone.
Fury said this on his social media site:
“I’ve seen reports where Anthony Joshua will retire before he fights me. If he does, I told you all he’s a s—t house and he’s afraid of the Gypsy King. I’ve got myself back in shape, and now he wants to retire all of a sudden. Typical moves. Stay active, get a couple of fights in, because I’m going to take you to school, play with you. It’s going to be like an unbelievably easy fight,” Fury said.
Fury is starting to sound like he’s money hungry. He said earlier this week that he’s going to break boxing great Joe Louis’ record of 25 title defenses. If that’s the case, then Fury doesn’t need Joshua, because he’ll make a lot of money in defending 26 times in the next 10 years. Fury sounds more like someone that is looking to get a quick cash out fight rather than someone that is interested in fighting for a long time.
Fury has nothing to worry about. He’ll get the Joshua fight as long as he doesn’t get beaten by someone else when he eventually launches his comeback. Fury is expected to return to the ring on June 9th against an opponent still to be determined. It was Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn who brought up the outside possibility that he could retire without fighting Fury if/when he wins the last two heavyweight titles not in his possession at this time.
“AJ may retire after winning all the belts, who knows? Hearn said to Talksport.co.uk. ”He’s smart enough to know that, when he loses that desire, he won’t do it. I can’t see that happening any time soon until he gets to the top of the mountain. That’s when you might look round and say: ‘I’ve done everything’.””Just to clear up a few things from the paper, I’ve signed nothing with nobody. As of yet, I’m still a free agent,” Fury said in addressing he rumors that he’s signed with Frank Warren.
Fury could probably sign with Hearn if he took on some decent level fighters in his first three fights of his comeback. Hearn says Fury wants to fight low level opposition that he can’t agree to. If Fury is willing to take on better opponents, he could sign with Hearn possibly.