Tyson Fury Reveals How He Jumped Anthony Joshua For Wilder Fight

Potential unification showdown between AJ and Wilder hit the buffers with both blaming each other

By John Hutchinson

TYSON FURY has revealed all it took was a text message to bag his WBC world title shot against Deontay Wilder.

After months of wrangling, a potential unification scrap between Wilder and WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO world champ Joshua hit the buffers.

Tyson Fury has the chance to win the one heavyweight belt he has never previously owned when he challenges Deontay Wilder for the WBC strap

Tyson Fury has the chance to win the one heavyweight belt he has never previously owned when he challenges Deontay Wilder for the WBC strap

The Gypsy King has revealed all it took was a text message to Deontay Wilder to get their fight on

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Both boxers blamed the other for moving the goalposts continuously on a deal.

This offered the opportunity for Tyson Fury to sneak in for the most unlikely of world title cracks in what will be just his third comeback fight.

And the Gypsy King has revealed how easy it was to arrange – simply picking up the phone and sending an SMS to Wilder over in the US

Speaking to iFL TV, Fury said: “I’ll tell you what happened. Wilder will tell the story better than me because he’s got the messages in his phone.

Tyson Fury is the underdog for the Deontay Wilder fight – but many in the boxing world think he has more than a chance

Tyson Fury is the underdog for the Deontay Wilder fight – but many in the boxing world think he has more than a chance

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder look ahead to one of the biggest heavyweight fights in history

“When this whole situation was going on with Joshua and Wilder, like they were supposed to fight and then they weren’t fighting, they were asking this much money, that much money.

“I sort of thought to myself, you know what, everyone is getting excited about these two fighting and it’s not going to happen.

“So I text Wilder and I said, ‘Look, forget Joshua, he’s not the real deal, he’s obviously got no bottle, but if you want to fight a real fighting man, who will step up and defend the country, then you’re looking at the right man.

“He said, ‘Yeah, let’s do it. F*** Joshua. Let’s do the fight. Let’s give the fans what they want’.

 

 

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