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Anthony Joshua is not interested in waiting for Tyson Fury match up

After the Gypsy King's apparent breakup with Oleksandr Usyk, Anthony Joshua will not "sit around and wait" for a battle with Tyson Fury.

Tuesday brought news of the cancellation of the anticipated Fury vs. Usyk fight scheduled for April 29 at Wembley Stadium due to yet another contract issue.

Team Usyk has now declared that in order to maintain his WBA, WBO, IBO, and IBF titles, they will continue to meet their required WBA obligations.

If Joshua defeats Jermaine Franklin at the O2 Arena on April 1, he could become an option for Fury, who would then be without a dance companion for the summer.

Joshua, however, asserts that he would be content to retire without ever meeting the 6' 9" WBC champion because he claims that talking up a fight with Fury has hurt him in the past.

Joshua said: “I will be real, as much as I like to entertain that gossip and Fury situation, I have been there twice and people don’t remember that.

“I was supposed to fight him before I fought Usyk, the first time, and he pulled out due to his legal case, the arbitration, with Wilder. That was all up in the air and done online. Then we had the one for this December.

“Will the fight with me and him get made? I don’t know. Look at all the sh!t they are going through now with this Usyk stuff. It’s just crazy.

“I don’t publicize things so it’s actually good that people are starting to see what goes on in negotiations. It’s good that people can actually see the sh!t that people have got to put up with to make a fight, Me and Usyk got two successful fights done. It’s just crazy.

“I cannot say I am just going to sit around and wait for this geezer. There are other great fights out there I can have. Without Fury on my record, I will not wake up tomorrow and regret my whole boxing career. If he is on it, I am on it, if he is not, he is not. Whatever.”


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