Fury: I'll Employ Wilder, Joshua Once They've Spent Their Money

By Keith Idec

Tyson Fury’s future plans for Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua might not necessarily include fighting either of boxing’s heavyweight champions.

A rematch with Wilder and an all-UK showdown with Joshua represent the two opportunities for Fury to make the most money in boxing. Still, the way the lineal heavyweight champ anticipates all this unfolding, he’ll be the last huge man standing once Wilder and Joshua beat one another into retirement.

That could happen without Wilder or Joshua fighting him, according to what Fury told BT Sport in an interview released over the weekend.

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When asked about boxing Joshua, England’s Fury called the unbeaten British superstar “an even bigger dosser” than Wilder. Fury spent much of the buildup toward his controversial draw with Wilder on December 1 at Staples Center in Los Angeles calling Wilder “a dosser,” a disparaging British term for a person without a home or a job.

“I’ll tell you what I can do with them two, yeah?,” Fury told BT Sport. “I can give ‘em a job carrying my boots and bags. So, when they’ve all been busted, very soon, when they fight each other and knock lumps off each other and they get beat up and they lose and their careers [are] over, they can come to ‘The Gypsy King’ and I’ll employ ‘em. Because let’s face it – they’ve not got the most brains in the world.

“So, I’ll give them a job when they’ve spent all the money, because it’s coming very sharp. When they’re all skinned, I’ll employ yous boys, don’t worry. Bring yous over, you can brush up the drive. No problem – take a few leaves home. Sign a few autographs on my behalf. Carry me bags, clean me pillow, feed me animals and pick up the dog [poop], because that’s all yous will be good for, sooner or later.”

Fury’s facetious plans for Wilder and Joshua notwithstanding, each of these three unbeaten heavyweights will participate in fights that don’t involve one another over a four-week span during May and June.

Wilder (40-0-1, 39 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is scheduled to make a mandatory defense of his WBC title against Dominic Breazeale (20-1, 18 KOs), of Eastvale, California, on May 18 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Showtime will televise Wilder-Breazeale.

Two weeks later, Joshua (22-0, 21 KOs), of Watford, England, is set to defend his IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO crowns versus Brooklyn’s Jarrell Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs). DAZN will stream Joshua-Miller on June 1 from Madison Square Garden in Manhattan.

Another two weeks later, Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) and Germany’s Tom Schwarz (24-0, 16 KOs) are scheduled to square off in a 10-rounder. Their fight will be streamed by ESPN+ on June 15 from UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by 15 Rounds again on 03-27-2019

Who is he ducking? You already know the answer to your own question. Ortiz? Cool, Wilder fought a half decent guy. That's the Parker, Whyte, Klitschko, Povetkin level that Jodhua operates in EVERY fight. Whyte is probably a level above…

Comment by Brettcappe on 03-26-2019

[QUOTE=15 Rounds again;19617034]You condone Wilder's blatant ducking but give Fury s%$t. Lmao at Wilder disciples[/QUOTE] Again with the Wilder ducking. Who is Wilder ducking? He fought Ortiz and Fury. If he had his way the May date would be a…

Comment by P4Pdunny on 03-26-2019

he trash talks alot, but its not effectively he talks absolute drivel

Comment by OldTerry on 03-26-2019

Tyson Fury is a very sharp witted person who has done some dumb things in his life. Once he retires from boxing he might have a great career in Hollywood (I'm serious). He has the persona and wit to succeed.

Comment by PBR Streetgang on 03-26-2019

[QUOTE=WBC WBA IBF;19616509]Doesn't move the needle for anyone, but Arum & Warren need Schwarz out of the way so they can try to get Fury the WBO belt. Beating Schwarz was the easiest way to get rid of him.[/QUOTE] Fair…

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