Tyson Fury questions media ignoring Anthony Joshua ‘superior race’ row
Tyson Fury caught up with the goings on of former training partner Eddie Chambers on Saturday morning and proceeded to ask why national UK media have not reported the row.
Tyson Fury caught up with the goings-on of Anthony Joshua and Eddie Chambers and proceeded to ask why national UK media are yet to cover.
Chambers has accused Joshua of sending out abusing messages to him. One including a mention of ‘superior black race’, something which has not yet been picked up by the biggest British newspapers.
A few tweets on social media have accused the news of double standards as if Fury himself had said it, there would have been an uproar.
Something the man himself seems to agree with.
“(It’s) Funny how the National press has not run any story’s on Anthony Joshua supreme black race messages,” said Fury, who has spent hours in the gym with Chambers in the past.
Joshua is yet to comment or clarify the situation as it stands. Chambers seemed to back away from a racial element in a recent interview with BWTM Sports.
“It’s not that it’s a racist comment, he’s just being derogatory towards me,” Chambers told BWTM.
“If you wanna call it racist and if it’s him saying it, he feels that black is the superior race. That doesn’t necessarily mean it’s racist in saying that others aren’t anything, he was just thinking he was better.
“It’s like being a fighter and saying, ‘I’m better than him’. It doesn’t make you a racist, it just makes you feel like you’re better and that’s fine.
“I just feel like he’s coming at me. But it has nothing to do with a race issue. It’s the media and people do that, it sells.
“It’s not that I’m defending him. It is what it is versus what people are trying to make it out to be. It’s not a race issue so don’t bring that into it.
“It’s him saying I’m a disgrace to the ‘superior’ black race,” he then reiterated.
Fury has been widely criticised for his own comments about race in years gone by, having been handed several warnings by the British Boxing Board of Control.
The former heavyweight king is currently training for a comeback fight in the first half of 2018. He hopes to share a ring with Joshua himself in the next 18 months.
Phil Jay is Editor of World Boxing News. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay