As the undisputed fight with Tyson Fury approaches, Anthony Joshua refutes Tyson Fury’s charges.
Last week, Tyson Fury stated that Anthony Joshua is dragging his feet as a massive two-fight agreement nears conclusion.
As a deal to compel two highly-anticipated unification contests between the pair continues to inch closer to fruition, Anthony Joshua has refuted suggestions from heavyweight opponent Tyson Fury that he is slowing down the negotiation process. Joshua and Fury have been expected to fight in the ring for a long time, with the winner certain to become the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.
Eddie Hearn, the owner of Matchroom, has often stated that an agreement is tantalizingly close, with the first fight scheduled for June of this year.
The deal has yet to be signed, with Hearn and Fury’s promoter Bob Arum still attempting to iron out a few issues, including the fight’s venue, which is expected to be finalized in the near future.
Both boxers have been open on social media about their animosity for one another, with Fury in particular not shying away from the verbal war.
He hinted in a tweet last week that Joshua may be suffering from pre-fight nerves, calling the Watford-born fighter a “chicken” and saying that he does not share Joshua’s enthusiasm for the potential superfight.
Joshua has now refuted Fury’s claim, emphasizing that he would rather trade punches in the ring than continue to participate in Twitter wars.
Joshua said JD, “I don’t know what it is for him, but all I want to do is defeat him.” “He works in my sector, and we’re both front-runners, but I want to be the undisputed world heavyweight champion.
“Enough with the Twitter back and forth; it’s about securing the fight and putting on a nice show, not bringing people down with my energy.
“I don’t want to use my energy to demonize his character and tear someone down. I know I can beat him, and I am confident in my ability to do so.
“So in June, I’m hoping to defend my championships while also claiming a new one. I want all the pyrotechnics, and I want to be the world’s undisputed heavyweight champion.
“I’ve been chasing it for a long time, I was born for it, and I’m going to do it.”
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