Shane Fury, brother of heavyweight champion Tyson, has expressed doubts about a potential fight between ‘The Gypsy King’ and Anthony Joshua.
It all started with a call from Tyson Fury, the reigning WBC world heavyweight champion. Many thought ‘AJ’ was going to change it since he had just come out of a tough twelve-round loss to Oleksandr Usyk, but anyone was wrong. He accepted and formal negotiations have progressed from there.
However, no contract has been signed yet. Fury, who is often in his brother’s corner, told Boxing Social he would bet on the ongoing all-British clash.
“If I had to put my money into it, I would say it’s not going to happen. I’m happy if it’s done because I’m very confident… We really believe in it [the win] but I’m not confident that will happen. “
“It’s all about simply if both people want to, and if both people don’t want to and one does it for the wrong reasons, then it never happens. So we’ll see. They need to run. Whoever is holding it or whatever is holding it up, it needs to be fixed or it needs to be forgotten. “
“It’s not happening now, I don’t think it will, for the simple reason that Tyson won’t give Joshua a chance, whether it’s him at the top end or he’s at the end, he I will. don’t do it again. “
“I am not optimistic that he [Joshua] believe that this war will continue… I don’t think it will happen”
He went on to discuss what the alternative might be, naming Mahmoud (formerly Manuel) Charr as a potential rival and was pleased to make no secret that he would like to see his brother have one. battle easier to prepare for an undisputed future clash.
“He will probably fight Manuel Charr – [who] I can have a good argument with myself – and have an easy getaway. But in that camp, he’ll have a world-class men’s bout, he’ll get back in shape, and then he’ll give his body a little rest, and then he’ll be in. into the great unification fight and give Usyk boxing. lesson.”
“Unless Joshua can happen, because Joshua’s a big name and he’s a guy with a good scalp – and he could easily overtake Tyson because it’s heavyweight boxing and he’s so good.” – but, if that doesn’t happen then it will be a race against Tyson, and the worse the opponent the better.”
While most of the updates on Fury – bout of AJ, targeted on December 3 in Cardiff, have been positive, Shane Fury is the second close to the boxers to show up and suspect – the first is Fury’s co-promoter, Bob Arum.