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Tyson Fury: Anthony Joshua is a disgrace to boxing for avoiding Deontay Wilder

Fury says Joshua has no intentions of fighting Deontay Wilder for any amount of money.

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Former unified champion Tyson Fury has taken to social media to once again call out Anthony Joshua, explaining why he thinks it’s a weak move that Joshua has pushed off an undisputed unification with Deontay Wilder.

“I think it’s such sad time for heavyweight boxing because you got the so-called super champion and golden boy Anthony Joshua and he is avoiding Deontay Wilder and will not fight him at any costs. If you’re not gonna fight someone for $40M, you’re not gonna fight him for anything.

“It’s a disgrace and he’s a disgrace to boxing, and I think he needs somebody good enough to step up and take on the challenges and not be afraid — not be afraid to take risks and go to people’s backyards and do it.

“Can you imagine if I went to America and beat Deontay Wilder in America after beating Klitschko in Germany?! That would be sensational. It might happen [wink]. Who knows. Wait for the news.”

Fury is currently scheduled for another tune-up bout against Francesco Pianeta next month as he tries to work his way back to the world title level.

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