Tyson Fury Claims Joshua Backed Down During Confrontation

By Simon Green, courtesy of The Daily Star

TYSON FURY has claimed Anthony Joshua was once left terrified after being challenged to a street fight by The Gypsy King.

Fury, 30, is currently training for his mouth-watering encounter against WBC champion Deontay Wilder, 33, on December 1, at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.

Many thought Wilder’s next fight would have been against WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO champ Anthony Joshua, but it was his countryman who agreed the bout first.


There is no love lost between the two unbeaten Brits, with Fury previously calling AJ nothing but a “bodybuilder”.

And he has mocked the 29-year-old once more in a new interview with former MMA star and podcast host Brendan Schaub.

“Joshua’s team will never fight me,” he said on the clip for US broadcaster Showtime.

“Because I know you need balls like King Kong to step in a ring with Tyson Fury and they haven’t got that.

“He [Joshua] seems spirited doesn’t he?

“But when I stood face-to-face with him and asked him if he wanted to take [the fight] outside his a*** started flapping and he sh*t himself.

“I wasn’t in shape but I’d have taken him outside and kicked his c*nt right in for him.

“If a man said that to me – I don’t care if I was unfit or not – he’d be outside and punched.

“We’d have to have a fight but he didn’t want to know.”

SHOWTIME Sports will chronicle the buildup to the heavyweight blockbuster event featuring WBC Heavyweight World Champion Deontay Wilder and lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury with a new installment of ALL ACCESS, a three-part series beginning Saturday, November 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on SHOWTIME.  

Episode two of ALL ACCESS: WILDER VS. FURY will premiere Saturday, November 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. ALL ACCESS EPILOGUE, which spotlights the intensity of fight night and the solemn aftermath of world championship prizefighting like never before, will premiere on Saturday, December 8. 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Zn1 on 11-02-2018

[QUOTE=Zpar;19242182]That's mental illness, not insecurity lol I can tell Joshua is very insecure Did you see his face before Povetkin? He was pooping himself. Fought like it, too[/QUOTE] He fought a highly skilled veteran that was guaranteed to bring the…

Comment by Zpar on 11-02-2018

[QUOTE=Zn1;19242129]Yeah Joshua does seem [I]pretty insecure[/I] .. this time last year he weighed over 400lbs and was depressed, drinking heavily, and had a serious cocaine addiction! :rolleyes:[/QUOTE] That's mental illness, not insecurity lol I can tell Joshua is very insecure…

Comment by Zn1 on 11-02-2018

[QUOTE=Zpar;19240729]Joshua seems pretty insecure. I believe Fury's version of events.[/QUOTE] Yeah Joshua does seem [I]pretty insecure[/I] .. this time last year he weighed over 400lbs and was depressed, drinking heavily, and had a serious cocaine addiction! :rolleyes:

Comment by SeGoodland on 11-02-2018

[QUOTE=Boxingfanatic75;19242093]You either have a reading comprehension problem or didn’t read it period. I said all on his list other than THE TWO TOP DOGS I.e. HW champs. Furthermore, comparisons are made all the time such as all time greatest boxers…

Comment by Boxingfanatic75 on 11-02-2018

[QUOTE=SeGoodland;19239820]I think its a little silly to be saying that Joshua, Wilder, Fury, Whyte, Parker or whatever HW that is active now, wouldn't beat anyone on that list. Firstly, if all of those guys came out of retirement, they'd be…

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