Tyson Fury has made it clear that he believes he will never fight fellow British heavyweight Anthony Joshua.
This is the fight that British boxing fans in particular have been wanting to see for years, and there have even been two previous attempts to make the bout, but it has never happened.
And now, Fury thinks it won’t ever happen, as he told IFL TV: “There is no Anthony Joshua to me.
“He’s just a gym sweeper who gets beat up, he’s like an old journeyman now.
“If you’re a decent heavyweight and want to beat up somebody, call him out. Nah, never [gonna happen].”
For the time being, Fury’s focus is on UFC heavyweight champion, Francis Ngannou, who he fights on October 28.
The pair are set to clash under boxing rules in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, but Fury’s WBC world title will not be on the line.
Meanwhile, Joshua was expected to fight Deontay Wilder in Saudi Arabia early next year, but that now looks to be in jeopardy.
Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, recently told Boxing King Media that they are now exploring other host countries for the bout.
And if the fight is not made soon, Joshua will fight in December instead, with Hearn naming Filip Hrgovic and Andy Ruiz Jr, who Joshua has already fought twice, as potential opponents for AJ.