Tyson Fury has called Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte ‘cowards’ as decision time looms over a potential double sidestep deal that would see him fight Oleksandr Usyk next.
As it stands, the Gypsy King has been ordered to defend his WBC heavyweight title against Whyte next, while AJ has activated his contract clause for a rematch with WBA, IBF and WBO champion Usyk. .
However, the Middle East is interested in setting up an undisputed title fight between Fury and Usyk next.
As such, negotiations are underway over a potential mega deal for this fight, while paying both Joshua and Whyte to step aside and allow this to happen.
A report earlier this week claimed that Joshua was close to accepting the deal when it ended, but he has since hit back and called it ‘bulls***’.
AJ said in a video on social media: “You know what’s bad about all these interviews that I see, I see some interviews that quote what I said and I’m like, ‘I didn’t do of interviews.
“Where did this person get this information from?”
“I hear people say, ‘AJ agrees to £15m to step down. I did not sign any contract. I did not see a contract
“Stop listening to the **** bull until it comes from me.
“I am the master of my destiny. I am the man who manages my affairs. I’m a smart person and I make calculated decisions every step of the way.
“Don’t listen to the bull**** from other sources. If I tell you something, you know it’s real.
AJ promoter Eddie Hearn says he is set to sit down with Joshua and his management team today (Tuesday) to consider their options and make a decision.
On Tuesday morning, Fury spoke, “Another gym session over, Tuesday morning shattered.
“Tick, tick, effing, tick, tock – is today’s topic
“Is Dillian Whyte going to fight me?
“Is Anthony Joshua going to retire?
“Let me know because I’m sick of looking at these bums, sick of listening to their excuses.
“Tick, tick tock. Time is up.
“You will all hide well, cowards.”
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