Lineal world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has blasted Anthony Joshua and Eddie Hearn after their announcement of a first IBF title defence against Dominic Breazeale.
Joshua is pencilled in to battle the undefeated American on June 25 at The O2 after dispatching of Breazeale’s compatriot Charles Martin earlier this month.
Breazeale was picked out ahead of Eric Molina and Bermane Stiverne, who would have arguably been sterner tests for Joshua, and Fury made his feelings known via his usual social media method.
BTW I WAS ONLY FUCKING WITH YOU GUYS, AJ IS FIGHTING A TOTAL BUMCITY. @EddieHearn @ it again joke, imagine if I was gonna fight brazile lol
— Gypsy King (@Tyson_Fury) April 25, 2016
Fury is currently training for a rematch with Wladimir Klitschko on July 9, after which, the top division king hopes to share a ring with Joshua.
As Joshua has a mandatory obligation with the IBF against Joe Parker or Carlos Takam, which albeit would come underneath a unification with Fury, the likeliness is that any fight between the two would be held off until the summer.
An outdoor clash at Wembley Stadium makes much more sense than an indoor arena bout in late 2016 – as the two British juggernauts hope to remain on their collision course with victories in the coming months.
Should all go to plan for Joshua, a fight with London rival David Haye could then follow between late summer 2017 and early summer 2018 at the same venue.