By Tim Parsons-
Anthony Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) has rebuked Tyson Fury for his ongoing commentating about boxers, including Joshua himself.
Fury has been sidelined since November 2015, when he beat Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO world titles.Fury was subsequently stripped of his IBF title after that victory then eventually lost the other three belts due to allegations of illegal and banned drugs in his system.
The gypsy man later claimed to be suffering from depression but has now become old news in the heavyweight division. Joshua is the main man, attracting the money, and has four of the main belts after defeating Joseph Parker in Cardiff on March 31.
Fury in the meantime has regained his boxing license but still has not set a date to fight in the ring. His name has been associated with Shannon Briggs, who could give him a good exercise, but the unbeaten gypsy seems to be spending more time talking instead of fighting.
Joshua has grown irritated with Fury empty outbursts, and told Sky Sports;
“After the Klitschko fight, that was a guy I called out to challenge me straight away and I still mention it now,” Joshua told Sky Sports News.
“There is no denying Tyson knows how to box. He is a good boxer. But until he makes his return to the ring, I cannot sit down and wait patiently at home for Tyson Fury’s return. I have a career and goals I want to achieve so I am focusing on what I am doing.
“When he gets himself together…. boxing fans are awaiting his return. He has to get himself back in action and worry about what he is doing, rather than sitting at home commentating in my fights.
“He should be getting a bit of motivation and hunger back in the belly to get training and get back in the ring because real people don’t want to see a commentator. They want to see a fighter fight.”
Joshua is right, many people are fed up with Fury’s continuous ranting on social media. Until he returns to the ring against decent opposition, he will be seen as just a bag of noise. After Joshua’s lackluster but technically good performance against Parker, more and more fans and beginning to believe that Tyson Fury will beat Joshua if he can regain his fitness.
Fury is big and unorthodoxed, but will be behind on ring fitness and durability. As Joshua gathers top experience, his chances of beating Fury will increase with each fight he has whilst Fury keeps talking pointlessly.