TYSON FURY has performed yet another U-turn on a showdown with Anthony Joshua – once again insisting he’d fight his Brit rival for “free.”
The long-awaited Battle of Britain was on course to take place this month after Fury handed AJ a shock world title lifeline in September, although negotiations failed to bear fruit.
INSTAGRAM@TYSONFURYTyson Fury offered Anthony Joshua a shock world title lifeline in September[/caption]
GETTYFury vowed to never fight AJ after the domestic dust-up didn’t come to fruition[/caption]
PABut the Gypsy King has performed a U-turn, insisting he’d fight the Brit for “free”[/caption]
WBC heavyweight king Fury, 34, has since repeatedly shot down the prospect of sharing the ring with the Watford warrior.
But he’s seemingly had another change of heart, telling iFL TV: “I’ll fight Joshua free of charge, no problem.”
“The money is irrelevant, you can’t take it with you and I couldn’t spend what I’ve earned in 50 lifetimes. So what good is it?”
“I’m still the same old G, I’ve got a free shirt on, a free suit and a pair of trainers from f***ing ASDA!
“So what does it matter?”
And he refused to entertain talk of facing AJ after battering Del Boy, saying: “The man’s a sausage and it should have been him here tonight.
“But he had poor old Derek take a good hiding again stepping in his boots.”
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Despite Fury’s constant toing and froing over their dream showdown, Joshua has remained optimistic about the fight coming to fruition.
He told iD Boxing: “Well, on my behalf, I would like the opportunity.
“Because the longer we leave it, it’s not good for anyone.
“So, yeah, I would like the opportunity. Good luck with his next fight if he comes through.
“Then I think he’s going to go on to undisputed, and then I’ll be fighting somebody else.
“Then hopefully, we both come victorious, and then we look to fight each other.”
REUTERSTyson Fury is closing in on an blockbuster undisputed title fight with Oleksandr Usyk[/caption]
Fury is currently in negotiations to face unified heavyweight champ Oleksandr Usyk in an undisputed title fight in the spring.
Joshua, meanwhile, is set to return to the ring in late March for what will be his first outing since consecutive losses to undefeated Ukrainian Usyk.