Ever since his last duel 18 months ago, which was also against boxing powerhouse Wladimir Klitschko, Tyson Fury’s physique has dramatically transformed and he looks more like a large sea buoy than an athlete.
So much so, that even though Anthony Joshua is desperate to take him on inside the ring, a match that would draw attention to it like filings to a magnet, promoter Eddie Hearn believes that Fury’s out-of-sorts physical state would hinder any potential comeback in the foreseeable future.
It would appear otherwise, however, following Fury and Joshua’s recent Twitter feud that fuelled speculation of a possible match up in the not-so-distant future, and Hearn was quick to acknowledge it, saying: “For sure, Klitschko, Fury, Parker, Wilder… they’re the fights we need.”
Anthony Joshua stretched his immaculate record by adding Wladimir Klitschko to his list of knockouts and has now amassed 19 from 19.
His next opponent remains a blur, but Hearn believes that Joshua now needs to go global if he is to target the bigger purses on a grander scale, with Deontay Wilder a possibility as well as a rematch with Klitschko.
There is one man who wants nothing more than to step back into the ring to face the current world heavyweight champion and put him in his place.
Despite being suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control for racist, sexist, and Anti-Semitist comments in an interview, and battling with mental health issues, Tyson Fury could not resist another scalding tweet targeting both Joshua and Klitschko.
He posted: “@EddieHearn whenever you want that weightlifting punk spanked let me know. I’m not 41 [years old].”
When asked about a possible Fury vs Joshua fight in the future, Hearn was honest and admitted that it's likely to be years down the line.
He told TalkSPORT: "We are desperate for that fight because AJ thinks he wins comfortably, it is a great fight and it is the biggest fight out there. But we can only concentrate on AJ's career and guiding him.
“He [Fury] is miles away from fighting. He is in a terrible physical way at the moment. He doesn’t have a licence, he needs to go back to the board, and he is under investigation for a failed [doping] test.
"There is no one that wants to see him back more than me, but it is miles away. He is not the next fight because he won’t be ready in time."
It has been a constant back and forth between the two, but Fury has definitely taken it down a notch after Joshua’s Saturday night victory at Wembley Stadium, before which he referred to Joshua as a “b***h” and a “little p*******e”, to which Joshua responded with a touch of class, claiming that he would save two seats at Wembley for Fury’s “fat a**.”
Fury claimed that he could beat the Brit with “one hand” and has kept the suspense up in the world of boxing as to whether or not he could jump back into the ring to face the 27-year-old giant.
Conversely, earlier in April, Fury seemed to have hung up his gloves in a tweet that suggested he had retired, but it seems as though he is going no where now as he eyes a multi-million bout with his compatriot.
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