“The Gypsy King” Tyson Fury’s attempts to restart fight discussions gave AJ the chuckles, according to Joshua’s longtime promoter Eddie Hearn.
On Friday, Fury announced on social media that his biggest competitor had received a draft contract in advance of a prospective showdown at Wembley Stadium in September.
Boxing fans were greatly surprised by the WBC heavyweight champion’s statement because he has lately been hyping battles with Australian heavyweights Jai Opetaia and Demsey McKean.
Although Hearn, who has overseen Joshua’s career since his first professional debut, claims that no draft contract has been received, he did admit that Fury’s team has approached.
However, AJ’s original plan still calls for him to face an as-yet-unidentified opponent in August before taking on Deontay Wilder in the expected Saudi fight in December.
Although he has yet to officially respond to Fury’s match proposition, it appears that he is having trouble trusting his fellow countryman. With a routine yet unanimous decision victory over Jermaine Franklin last month, Joshua overcame back-to-back losses to Oleksandr Usyk.
On April 29, Fury and Usyk were scheduled to fight in a heavyweight undisputed match, however, the match was called off, and both boxers blamed the other.
Fury and Usyk are expected to travel to Saudi Arabia later this year to join Joshua and Wilder, but in the meanwhile, the Englishman is committed to defending his belt.