Anthony Joshua will not ‘sit around and wait’ for a fight with Tyson Fury following the apparent collapse of the Gypsy King’s unification with Oleksandr Usyk.
It was revealed on Tuesday that the proposed April 29 clash between Fury and Usyk at Wembley Stadium had fallen through after another disagreement with the contract.
Now Team Usyk have stated they will move on to fulfill their mandatory obligations with the WBA as they bid to keep hold of his WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF titles.
That would leave Fury without a dance partner for the summer and Joshua could emerge as an option should be beat Jermaine Franklin at the O2 Arena on April 1.
But Joshua, who says he has been stung by talking up a fight with Fury before, insists he would be happy to retire without ever facing the 6ft 9in WBC champion.
Joshua said: “I will be real, as much as I like to entertain that gossip and Fury situation, I have been there twice and people don’t remember that.
“I was supposed to fight him before I fought Usyk, the first time, and he pulled out due to his legal case, the arbitration, with Wilder. That was all up in the air and done online. Then we had the one for this December.
“Will the fight with me and him get made? I don’t know. Look at all the sh!t they are going through now with this Usyk stuff. It’s just crazy.
“I don’t publicize things so it’s actually good that people are starting to see what goes on in negotiations. It’s good that people can actually see the sh!t that people have got to put up with to make a fight, Me and Usyk got two successful fights done. It’s just crazy.
“I cannot say I am just going to sit around and wait for this geezer. There are other great fights out there I can have. Without Fury on my record, I will not wake up tomorrow and regret my whole boxing career. If he is on it, I am on it, if he is not, he is not. Whatever.”
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