- Tyson Fury calls Anthony Joshua an embarrassment for wanting undercard fight
- Fury is set for title fight with Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia later on this year
- The Gypsy King battles Francis Ngannou in a crossover fight this weekend
Provided he comes through the fight unscathed, the contracts have been signed to see Fury finally step into the ring with Usyk later this year in an undisputed heavyweight world title showdown in the middle east.
With both fights taking place in Saudi Arabia, there has been some speculation that Joshua’s bout with Wilder could also take place in Saudi, with Joshua himself even suggesting it could be part of the Fury Usyk undercard.
However, Fury has shut down these claims and blasted Joshua an embarrassment for begging to be part of the card.
Tyson Fury has blasted Anthony Joshua for suggestions that his fight with Deontay Wilder will be on the undercard to Fury’s bout with Oleksandr Usyk.
Fury and Usyk have signed the contracts for an undisputed world title clash in Saudi Arabia
‘It’s quite embarrassing really when you’ve got a former heavyweight world champion begging for a fight, begging to be on the undercard.’ Fury told IFLTV.
‘Is he a child or what? He wants to go on my undercard? Him vs Wilder? Battle of the biggest loser? Go and get your own show.’
No firm deal has been signed between Joshua and Wilder, but the British boxer seemed to be under the impression that it could be part of the undercard when he spoke to Sky over the weekend.
Joshua said: ‘If they get this undisputed fight on, which has been looming for a while, word on the street is that it’s supposed to be the undisputed fighters and then the undercard is supposed to be a big, lively one with me and Wilder.’
Fury and Osyk are slated to meet in December, although no official date has been confirmed for the fight.
The Gypsy King will battle former UFC star Francis Ngannou this weekend in a crossover fight
The Ukrainian has revealed he’s set to be ringside for Fury’s bout this weekend, but the 35-year-old told MailSport in an exclusive interview it’s not about Osyk on Saturday.
Fury stated: ‘I say this, f*** Usyk. It’s not about him. This is the Tyson Fury show. It’s about me and Francis Ngannou.
‘The African King is meeting the Gypsy King and you know, we are throwing it down. So, anything that happens after that, happens after that and anything before that, is not important.’