As Eddie Hearn previews Tyson Fury’s announcement, Tommy Fury makes a dig at Anthony Joshua.
The two Brits have been in negotiations for months about a possible heavyweight unification fight in 2021.
As discussions between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury go on, he has been advised that the “ball is in his court.” The two heavyweight champions are attempting to secure a bout in 2021, with the winner becoming the first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis.
WBC champion Fury has repeatedly accused AJ of ‘duking’ the potentially lucrative £200 million megafight.
Tommy, the Gypsy King’s brother and a professional in his own right, has stated that Tyson is ready to travel whenever and wherever he is needed.
“Tyson is ready to fight at the end of the day. But Tyson is ready to fight 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” he told talkSPORT.
“He proved it when he took three years off and returned to fight Wilder.
“Now the ball is in AJ’s court. For four years, AJ and Wilder had been talking: ‘Oh, I’m going to fight him, I’m going to do this.’
“Tyson leapt off his seat and declared, ‘I’ll fight you because he plainly isn’t.’ And that’s how things are right now.
“We’re prepared to fight.” Joshua now has the ball in his hands. The sooner he can get a pen and sign the fight, the sooner you can have the announcement.”
When Tyson indicated that talks had not moved in the last 12 months, it aroused suspicions that the upcoming superfight is further away than many had thought.
“They’ve got a year to attempt to put this fight together. It’s just the way it is. “We haven’t progressed any further than we did a year ago,” Fury told ESPN this week.
“I don’t think it has anything to do with the fighters the way things are right now [with Covid-19].” It has to do with the venue, the date, the location, and the site expenses. It has to do with everything but the fight.”
Joshua’s promoter and Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn responded to Fury’s statements by telling Boxing Social, “Tyson Fury’s going to get his dream.” We’re in, we’re in, we’re in.
“There is nowhere to flee, nothing to hide.
“Anthony Joshua will be the undisputed king, and this fight will take place…
“Believe me when I say this war is on.”
Hearn agrees with WBA, IBF, and WBO champion AJ, who stated that things had been going well.
“I try,” he told Sky News. “Brinkwire Summary News.”