In the aftermath of the news that Anthony Joshua won’t be taking on Deontay Wilder after all — at least not yet — former unified titleholder Tyson Fury took to social media to offer his apologies to Deontay Wilder for getting caught up in Eddie Hearn’s shenanigans.
“Deontay Wilder, I’ll apologize on behalf of Eddie Hearn and Anthony Joshua for stringing you along. Basically I’ll apologize because they’re from the same country as I am. Let me tell you, you’re talking, looking at the original, real, world heavyweight champion from this country. Me!
“They won’t fight you. They’ve took 3 months stringing the fans along with no intentions of fighting. I’ll fight you in 3 seconds, never mind 3 minutes. Get your boss, Al Haymon, send me the contract and I’ll show you how long it takes to sign it. Whallop! 10 seconds, done! Signed, stamped, delivered, photograph taken, uploaded on Instagram.
“You wanna fight the best this country’s ever had? Knock knock on my door and see if the Gypsy King doesn’t answer. Bum! The ball’s in your court.”
In another post just a couple of hours earlier, Fury acknowledged that Wilder is all wrong for Joshua and says that Eddie Hearn is hoping to milk him a while longer before sending into that fight.
“They’re afraid of him. Wilder’s all wrong for Joshua and Eddie Hearn knows that. I think Eddie wants Joshua to get a few more fights in before he gets chinned by Wilder.”