The Gypsy King is a two-time world champion and undoubtedly an all-time great, including an infamous trilogy against Deontay Wilder concluding with the third fight on October 9, 2021.
Similarly, Joshua is a two-time former unified world heavyweight champion having accolades such as the WBA, IBF and WBO titles.
Both Joshua and Fury have fights lined up for the coming months.. Fury will battle Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23, while Joshua has a bout with Oleksandr Usyk in sight, attempting to correct his loss to the Ukrainian last time out.
Fury has even gone on record to suggest that Usyk will defeat Joshua should the fight eventually find a date. It’s unclear when or even if the aforementioned duel will take place, however, due to current world events and the champion being in his homeland.
Though, the two legendary British boxers continue to circle each other in the media. It was rumoured for months that there may eventually be an iconic fight set up between the two, but, of course, that never came to be. It seems now that the potential clash between the two may never come to fruition as Fury has stressed his intention to retire following the April 23 fight with Whyte.
Despite the fight seemingly never going to happen, that hasn’t stopped them from beefing each other online, and recently, AJ has responded to a fan on Twitter with a level of sarcasm regarding Fury’s career.
Joshua then quoted this tweet saying: “He is the best to ever do it. I can’t disagree.”
The sincerity of the fan’s tweet could be questioned, as well as Joshua’s response, but there is no question as to the status of Fury in boxing.
He’s had countless memorable bouts, including a remarkable journey from the highs of boxing to the lows of mental health, back up again to being one of the biggest names that the sport has ever seen.
It certainly looks like the end is near for the Gypsy King, but Fury is never one to shy away from conflict, especially when Joshua opts to continue sly digs at him.
The future could be interesting, particularly if Fury keeps tabs on what happens in the boxing world involving Joshua.