Tyson Fury has taken a swipe at Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte in his latest social media video, declaring he is ‘sick of looking at these bums’ and questioning whether Joshua is going to step aside to set up Fury’s own mega-clash with Oleksandr Usyk.
Joshua angrily hit back at reports yesterday that he is set to accept a £15million pay-off to allow his rival Fury to take on Usyk. He lost against the wily Ukrainian heavyweight last September, but has a contractual agreement for a rematch
As reported by Sportsmail, organisers in the Middle East are desperate to stage a blockbuster unification bout between Fury and Usyk, and reports in The Telegraph recently claimed that AJ was happy to step out of the way.
Tyson Fury has lashed out at rivals Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte in his latest bullish video
In the meantime, Fury has been left in the lurch, and appears keen for his next fight to be decided in the near future. Taking to Instagram after a workout this morning, he vowed to give his rivals ‘a good hiding’ and labelled them as ‘cowards’. ‘Another gym session done. Tuesday morning, smashed,’ he said. ‘Tick, tick, effing tick, tock, is the subject of today. Is Dillian Whyte going to fight me?
‘Is Anthony Joshua going to step aside? Let me know, because I am sick of looking at these bums, sick of listening to their excuses.
Whyte is the mandatory challenger for Fury’s belt, but wants more than 20 per cent revenue
Joshua hit back at reports he would step aside to allow Fury to take on Oleksandr Usyk (right)
‘Tick, tick, tock. The time has run out the bottle. You’re all getting a good hiding. Cowards.’
An agreement over either showdown is expected to be reached by tomorrow, with the Fury v Whyte purse bids to take place then. Whyte is the mandatory challenger to the Gypsy King’s WBC belt, but wants more than a 20 per cut of the revenue.
That is the split ordered by the WBC, and purse bids have been postponed on three separate occasions while talks over the bout progress slowly.
With Fury having been scheduled to fight in Cardiff on March 26, his team are said to be frustrated with the delays, and the supposed offer to Joshua to step aside has added a further complication to negotiations.
A furious Joshua soon took to social media to tell his followers to ‘stop listening to the bull****’
Joshua, meanwhile, has told his followers to stop listening to the ‘bulls***’ written about him, and to wait until he reveals the official news himself.
Speaking on Instagram, he said: ‘You know what’s bad about all these interviews I see? I see certain interviews that quote what I’ve said, and I think to myself: “I ain’t done no interviews. Where did this person get this information from?”
‘I’m hearing people saying, “AJ accepts £15m to step aside”. I ain’t signed no contract, I ain’t seen no contract. So as it stands, stop listening to the bulls*** until it comes from me.
‘I’m the man in control of my destiny, I’m the man who handles my business. I’m a smart individual and I make calculated decisions every step of the way. Don’t listen to the bulls*** from other sources, if I tell you something then you know it’s from me.’
In the same clip, Joshua insisted he is ‘in control’ of his ‘destiny’ and ‘handles’ his own business
Fury’s UK promoter, Frank Warren, hinted recently that a solution over the heavyweight unification fight was finally on the horizon.
‘It’s a saga but if we can keep things between us, we can get something over the line one way or another,’ Warren said.
‘Everybody in boxing wants to see the undisputed fight between Tyson and Usyk, I want to see it just as a fan. So that is the fight we are trying to make.’