Joshua should fight Wilder in US, if he won't accept $50m how much does he want? - questions Fury

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Former Unified Heavyweight World Champion Tyson Fury return from his 31-month exile from the sport as he battles Sefer Seferi in Manchester tonight.

Ahead of his first fight since 2015, Fury had his say on negotiations between rivals Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder.

Joshua recently turned down a $50m offer to fight Wilder in America and looks set to battle Alexander Povetkin in September after Wilder stalled on signing a deal to travel to the UK.

Speaking on what he sees as a 50-50 fight, Fury believes Joshua needs to bend a little from his current position.

"If they are not going to take $50m, how much do they want?" Fury told IFL TV.

"There are people out there who haven't got bread to eat, never mind $50m."

"Wilder deserves an equal right in that fight and if he doesn't get it he is being used as a dosser and a workman.

"It shouldn't be about the money at that stage. They all have a few quid. They will get a lot of money. Why try and rip someone off with 'I'm the A side' and 'you're the B side'.

"They are both undefeated world champions, fight one another, 50-50 split, may the best man win and take all the belts.

"All the big fights, if you want to be big time, every great fighter in this country has had to go to America and beat the Americans.

"Even singers want to go over and conquer America. If you can crack it you're in. The Spice Girls were big in England but they had to go and break America."

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On his Heavyweight rivals, Fury said: "They know the message – I'm back. I don't ever remember feeling any better than I do now.

"I feel sharper now, more power. I fell out of love with the game but now the love is thriving, we are back on fire for one another.

"You're going to be the best Tyson Fury you have ever seen.”

"There are no nerves at all. I feel like I have been a goldfish in a tank, trapped and now I am getting released back into the river where I belong. So just put me there and watch me swim."

“I don’t ever remember feeling any better than I do now. I feel shaper now, faster than I’ve ever been, more power, I just want it more.

“It was a lost relationship, it was like I was married to the game too long and we sort of fell out of love with each other," he added.

The live stream of Fury vs. Seferi will precede that evening’s SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® doubleheader that features WBA Featherweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz in a highly anticipated rematch against former world champion Abner Mares live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed in the West Coast) from Staples Center.

In the co-feature, Jermell Charlo will face Austin Trout for the WBC Super Welterweight World Championship.