There were several reports yesterday that Anthony Joshua agreed to accept £15 million step aside pay to let Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk fight for the highly anticipated undisputed title showdown. However, AJ squashed all these rumours and made his intentions clear in a video that he will face Usyk in a rematch next.
Consequently, a few hours ago The Gypsy King shared a video on Twitter where he commented on this whole situation. After finishing his training session, Fury expressed his frustration over not getting an opponent for his next fight and took a dig at Dillian Whyte and Anthony Joshua.
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) January 25, 2022
“Another gym session done. Tuesday morning smashed. Tick tick Effing tick-tock is the subject to today. Is Dillian Whyte gonna fight me? Is Anthony Joshua gonna step aside? Let me know. Because I’m sick of looking at these bums, sick of listening to their excuses. Tick tick tock. The time has run out of the bottle. Y’all are getting a good hiding cowards,” said Fury.
It is needless to say that The Gypsy King is unhappy with the ongoing situation because he had indicated few months ago in an interview that he wanted to fight in February. However, with hardly any time left it is highly unlikely that Fury would face someone in February.
Will Tyson Fury face Oleksandr Usyk or Dillian Whyte for his next bout?
With Anthony Joshua making it clear in a recent video that he will not step aside and face Usyk next, we might not see Fury face the Ukrainian in a undisputed heavyweight title fight. With that being said, a fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte looks imminent.
Owing to the fact that WBC had made Whyte a mandatory opponent for Fury. Despite missing three deadlines for purse bids, the WBC has offered 26th January as the final date for the purse bids of Fury vs Whyte. Therefore one can expect an announcement of a heavyweight title bout between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte this week.
Moreover, Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren has suggested that both the parties could come to an agreement and strike a deal. Therefore the dispute regarding Whyte’s pay cut from the fight purse seems to be sorted out with Warren’s statement.
Do let us know in the comment section about your thoughts regarding this whole heavyweight saga involving Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte, Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.