Tyson Fury offers Anthony Joshua spot in his corner for Dillian Whyte fight
Heavyweight champion Fury has offered Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn tickets to his title fight against Whyte this Saturday despite the rivalry between them
Tyson Fury has offered bitter rival Anthony Joshua the chance to be in his corner for his world title fight against Dillian Whyte.
Fury defends his WBC title against interim champion Whyte this Saturday in front of 94,000 fans at Wembley. It marks his first fight in the UK for four years having fought his last five bouts in the US after signing a $100m deal with Top Rank in 2019.
‘The Gypsy King’ has an ongoing feud with Joshua as the domestic rivals have been touted to fight for years, but are yet to meet in the ring. Fury said he will offer both Joshua and Matchroom Boss Eddie Hearn tickets to his fight this weekend despite their rivalry.
“They are invited, they can be my guests. I’ve got a couple of tickets there,” he told iFL TV. “I’ll give one ticket to Eddie out of my allocation and two to AJ. He needs two, the fatness of him these days!
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“I’ll give [Joshua] a couple of tickets that I’ll pay for, [he] can come as my personal guest. AJ, he can help in the corner with me if he wants. I know he doesn’t like Dillian Whyte, so he can if he wants.”
Fury and Joshua were signed to fight last August in an undisputed title fight, but when a US judge ruled in favour of Deontay Wilder’s trilogy with Fury the domestic clash was cancelled. Fury knocked out Wilder and Joshua went on to lose his belts against Oleksandr Usyk.
Retirement has been on Fury’s mind for the past few years, but he insists he fight against Whyte will be his last. The 33-year-old is uninterested in fighting Joshua after he lost to Usyk despite the clash still being heavily sought by the British public.
Tyson Fury has invited Anthony Joshua to his fight this Saturday ( Image: Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)
“It was the most sought after fight when he was an unbeaten champion, or even when he had one loss, but when you’re getting beat by blown up middleweights it isn’t a spicy fight anymore.” he said. “Do a poll to see how many people think he could beat me, none.”
Joshua lost his heavyweight titles for the first time against Andy Ruiz Jr in 2019, but won them back six months later. Fury holds no ill will over ‘AJ’ and wishes him the best, stating: “I’ve got nothing against the fella, I wish him the best of luck in his conquest and whatever he wants to do.
“I hope he wins every belt there is and becomes a great champion, but it’s going to be none of my business because it’s none of my concern.”