Tyson Fury no longer keen on ‘Battle of Britain’ with Anthony Joshua, gears up to fight Usyk
Tyson Fury has branded Anthony Joshua a ‘traitor’, saying he has foreclosed the possibility of the much-anticipated ‘Battle of Britain’ with his fellow Briton.
It is not clear what treachery Joshua committed against Fury.
The pair were on course for a shock domestic dust-up last December after Fury’s offering of a shock world title lifeline but the blockbuster showdown failed to come to fruition.
British boxing fans are still hoping the grudge match will one day happen, but Fury has declared that he’s no longer keen.
He said: “I am not even interested in talking about that t****r, that fight is in the past.”
Fury, 34, is gearing up for a historic undisputed heavyweight showdown with the unified heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk.
The mouthwatering clash was initially targeted for March 4 but is now expected to take place in April.
TalkSPORT quoted co-promoter, Frank Waren to have said: “We’re expecting a couple of offers this week, but none of them have come through and then Tyson has to make his decision.
“I hope it’s going to happen at the end of March, early April, that’s where we’re looking at the moment.
“So, fingers crossed we get it over the line for that date, but it will definitely, definitely happen.”
He added: “We’re very far down the road. But there are a couple of things we’ve got to work on.
“We’re trying to get to a point where we can announce it fairly soon and we all think it’s going to happen.”
Former two-time unified heavyweight king, Joshua, meanwhile, is looking to rebuild his career following consecutive losses to pound-for-pound king Uysk.
AJ is on course to return to the ring on April 1 in what promoter Eddie Hearn believes is a must-win fight.
The Matchroom Boxing chief recently admitted: “You go into that fight in April and you know that defeat, it’s all over, really.
“It would be a third back-to-back defeat and yet a great performance and a showroom knockout will get everyone saying, ‘We’re back, baby.’
“That’s what I can’t wait for because I love it when our backs are against the wall.
“I’m excited. I’m really excited.
“This is the most excited I’ve been in Joshua’s journey so far.”
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