Derek ‘WAR’ Chisora made claims that Fury and his team hold bitterness towards Anthony Joshua after negotiations fell through for the historic fight between them.
Chisora took the place of Joshua and now fights ‘The Gypsy King’ on December 3 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. In an interview with Queensberry Promotions, he explained how he sees the situation with Fury and Joshua, stating that ‘AJ’ is more likeable and that it may be why Fury and his promoter, Frank Warren, are ‘bitter.’
Chisora also said the pair were ‘following in AJ’s footsteps.’
“They got so much bitterness for Anthony Joshua. I don’t know why. Is it because [Anthony Joshua] is more likeable than Tyson Fury? You know, maybe that’s why they got this bitterness – because every time people say ‘Anthony Joshua’ and then they say ‘Tyson Fury’ so it’s a bitterness of that situation. You know, this is bitterness.”
“Basically AJ and Eddie Hearn and 258 [Management] started a trend – and then suddenly now, they [Fury and Warren] are here in Tottenham, following AJ’s footsteps.”
Unfortunately for the boxing world, Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury are yet to come to an agreement to make the fight that everybody wants to see. Following the breakdown of negotiations, the pair moved on and separately made plans for their next outings.
Joshua’s team are now looking at him potentially facing the winner of Jermaine Franklin vs Dillian Whyte next, with the former heavyweight champion’s return to the ring targeted for March 2023.
Of course, Fury faces Chisora, and then looks likely to head straight into camp for an undisputed match up with Oleksandr Usyk. Regardless of what happens in all of the fights above, the appetite for Fury and Joshua to step through the ropes together will remain.