The ‘Gypsy King’ will instead turn his attentions to a rematch with WBC champion Deontay Wilder
Tyson Fury has explained why he feels he will NEVER fight Anthony Joshua and apologised to boxing fans.
Although a rematch with Deontay Wilder has been mooted, the Brit has clamoured for a fight against Joshua for years; as much to satisfy the public demand as to prove to the world he is the best heavyweight.
However, it appears as though the 30-year-old is resigned to never fighting Joshua after watching a fight between his British rival and the Bronze Bomber fail to materialise.
“I’ve already beat Wilder, so that is one down,” he told BT Sport.
“And I will do the same to Joshua, if given the chance. But I don’t think it’s going to happen.
“And I am sorry to disappoint the sports fans but Joshua – even with two hammers in each hand – could never beat Tyson Fury and they know it!”
Ever since the Olympian’s incredible rise to unified world champion in 2017, Fury has practically begged for a fight to be made between the pair.
Having held all the heavyweight world titles himself for six months, the ‘Gypsy King’ knows the pressure that comes with having a target on your back.
However, his willingness to fight literally anyone was perfectly exemplified when he travelled to Los Angeles and was controversially awarded a draw against WBC champion Wilder.
The American was scheduled to face Joshua in the summer of 2018, but a series of excuses emerged as to why the fight never happened and ‘AJ’ fought Alexander Povetkin instead.
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And now, Fury feels as though Eddie Hearn and Matchroom could be about to pull the exact same trick to him.
He added: “They know that, they’re not silly and it is a business as well. So they’re not going to take the fight – simple as.
“They may say they’re going to take the fight, but they’ll talk about it and fight someone else – like they keep doing.
“But that fight ain’t [sic] going to happen so I’m not holding my breath at all.”