THIS WOULD be interesting, to say the least.
It's starting to look like Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua's scheduled fight might not be happening any time soon.
While the boxing bout is one of the most eagerly anticipated clashes in the sport, it seems like there might be too many things stood in the way, much to the anger of Joshua.
This comes after an arbitrator in the US has reportedly upheld Deontay Wilder’s claim that he is contractually due another meeting with Tyson Fury, and that this fight must take place before any fight with Joshua.
Joshua took to Twitter to call out Fury for not being able to accept the fight, saying: "The world now sees you for the fraud you are. You’ve let boxing down! You lied to the fans and led them on. Used my name for clout not a fight. Bring me any championship fighter who can handle their business correctly."
Unsurprisingly, Fury was quick to respond, and he did so by challenging Joshua to a bare-knuckle boxing match for $20 million, this weekend.
@anthonyjoshua your more full of shit that Eddie, Spouting absolute shite! your full team knew there was an Arbitration going on, it was out of my hands! but i tell you what if i’m a fraud let’s fight this weekend bare knuckles till 1 man quits? let’s put up 20 mill each!!! 🖕🏻🖕🏻 https://t.co/NbCvwn6YfN
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) May 19, 2021
Joshua's response to this quite sensible, and hard to argue with if you ask us:
If there was an arbitration going on, why announce to the world we are fighting! The fight was signed! UNDISPUTED 💥
Bare knuckle? You’re a good kid, don’t play with me Luke!
I’ll slap your bald head & you’ll do nothing! Waste man. https://t.co/d9PLjAesj6
— Anthony Joshua (@anthonyjoshua) May 19, 2021
We are absolutely certain that we haven't heard the last of this story.
Here's hoping the fight actually does go ahead at some point.