A fight between the pair has been talked up by British boxing fans for several years, though the chances of it coming to fruition decreased significantly in late 2016 when Fury failed a drug test and began suffering from a host of personal issues.
However, a bout between Britain’s best heavyweights is now a real possibility following Fury’s return to the fold and his controversial draw with Deontay Wilder, who many thought he defeated.
Despite being denied of the only title that’s alluded him, Fury’s stock rose tremendously that night at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
And not only that, so did the desire to see him face Joshua.
Fury would love to get in the ring with the WBA (Super), WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion but doesn’t believe he’ll ever be given the opportunity to dethrone the face of British boxing.
“I’ve already beat Wilder, so that’s one day,” he told BT Sport. “And I’ll do the same to Joshua if given the chance.
“But I don’t think it’s going to happen.
“I’m sorry to disappoint the sports fans, but Joshua, even with two hammers in each hand, could never beat Tyson Fury and they know that. They know that. They’re not silly.”
Fury, like many of Joshua’s detractors, reckons AJ’s team are keeping him away from the tough fights which await him in the division.
“And it’s a business as well,” he added. “So they’re not going to take the fight, simple as.
“They may say they’ll take the fight and talk about and then fight somebody else, like they keep doing.
“That fight ain’t gonna happen. So I’m not holding my breath at all.”
Fury’s next fight is expected to be a rematch with Wilder, who was seconds away from KO’ing ‘The Gypsy King’ after flooring him with a vicious combination in the 12th round of their epic bout.
Negotiations are underway but it’s understood that an agreement over when the contest will take place has not yet been reached.
Joshua, meanwhile, is next scheduled to be in action on April 13.
The Olympic gold medallist currently doesn’t have an opponent for his latest outing, which has only further fuelled speculation he’ll fight American Jarrell Miller in New York later this year.
Source : EXPRESS