Tyson Fury denies promotional move, urges Anthony Joshua not to retire before facing him

Joshua v Fury 24/03/2018

Tyson Fury has denied a report he’s expected to sign a promotional deal with Frank Warren to fight on BT Sport and BoxNation for his imminent comeback.

Without a fight for almost two and a half years, Fury has lost a massive amount of weight ahead of a return to action in the coming months.

Fury’s potential move to Warren would make a clash with UK rival Anthony Joshua nigh on impossible to make, although the ex-unified heavyweight king has urged the current ruler not to walk away from the ring before facing him.

“Hi, this is Tyson Fury, just to clear up a few things from the papers. I’ve signed nothing with nobody as of yet. I’m still a free agent ATM (at the moment),’ Fury said on his Instagram account.

“I just saw reports that Eddie Hearn saying Joshua will retire before he fights me and if he does, I told y’all he was a s***house and he’s afraid of the Gypsy King. Look, I got myself back in shape… and now he wants to retire all of a sudden.

“Typical, typical, typical moves, stay active, get a couple of fights in because I’m going to take you to school, play with you. It’s going to be unbelievable, an easy fight. (I’ll) jab his head right off, use his head like a springboard,” he added.

Joshua is gearing up to possibly add a fourth world title to his haul against Joseph Parker before a huge undisputed battle with Deontay Wilder can begin negotiations.

A couple of wins away from the championship picture, Fury could be pitted against a top ten contender after a lower-key contest to shake off the cobwebs, with Joshua or Wilder potential outings for 2019.

Managed by MTK, whom Warren has close ties to, Fury is favored to end up with the veteran promoter despite interest from Hearn.