WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has ridiculed his domestic rival Anthony Joshua for his recent statements which suggested a potential 2024 doubleheader event.
Joshua is currently trying to finalize a deal to collide with former champion Deontay Wilder in the first quarter of 2024.
According to Joshua, the management group which regulates boxing in Saudi Arabia are interested in positioning his fight with Wilder as the co-featured attraction to Fury’s undisputed fight with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO champion Oleksandr Usyk.
Fury shot down Joshua’s statements – claiming the former champ is “begging” to be a part of the card.
“It’s quite embarrassing really when you’ve got a former heavyweight world champion begging for a fight, begging to be on the undercard,” Fury told IFL TV.
“Is he a child or what? He wants to go on my undercard? Him vs Wilder? Battle of the biggest loser? Go and get your own show.”
Fury vs. Usyk is being targeted to take place in the month of December in Saudi Arabia, but no date has been confirmed.
Fury will first return to the ring on Saturday night, in Saudi Arabia, where he faces former UFC champion Francis Ngannou in a non-title crossover boxing match.
Usyk revealed in recent interviews that he plans to be ringside to watch Fury’s performance in the fight.
However, Fury is irritated because he believes Usyk is attempting draw attention to himself.
“I say this, f— Usyk. It’s not about him. This is the Tyson Fury show. It’s about me and Francis Ngannou,” Fury told The Daily Mail.
“The African King is meeting the Gypsy King and you know, we are throwing it down. So, anything that happens after that, happens after that and anything before that, is not important.”