Tyson Fury tells Anthony Joshua ‘I’m the boss’ as he boasts about being Ring Magazine’s No 1 heavyweight ahead of his rival… with the Gypsy King hinting he is growing impatient with talks over undisputed bout
- Tyson Fury has goaded Anthony Joshua by posting Ring heavyweight rankings
- The Gypsy King is top of the standings, with Joshua and Deontay Wilder behind
- Fury said he was ‘the boss’ before posting a crypic tweet about talks with Joshua
Tyson Fury has goaded rival Anthony Joshua by telling him ‘I’m the boss’ as he celebrated his position as Ring Magazine’s No 1 heavyweight.
Talks are ongoing over a huge undisputed fight between the pair this summer, with promoter Eddie Hearn insisting both parties are close to agreement over a venue after the fighters agreed their contracts.
As fans wait for official confirmation of the fight, Fury kept his loyal followers entertained with another jibe at Joshua – posting his name at the top of the Ring standings, with his British rival and former opponent Deontay Wilder sitting in second and third.
Tyson Fury has boasted he is ‘the boss’ as he celebrated his position as Ring’s No 1 fighter
He took the opportunity to tease Anthony Joshua as talks continue over their undisputed bout
He wrote: ‘I’m the boss’ with a picture of himself holding both the Ring and WBC world title belt, with Joshua and Wilder standing beside him.
Fury has already overcome Wilder – stopping him in seven rounds to take his title last February – and will now have Joshua in his sights, with the fight pencilled in for July as Eddie Hearn continues to hunt for the perfect location.
There will be multiple offers submitted to the Joshua and Fury camps this weekend, according to Hearn, who is ‘as confident as ever’ that the negotiations will be wrapped up soon.
‘There will be around three or four offers presented to both camps this weekend and then it’s over to them and the teams to discuss which one we want to take,’ Hearn told Sky on Thursday.
Promoter Eddie Hearn insists the fight between the British pair is close to being agreed
But Fury has regularly poured doubt over the prospect of facing Joshua (left) this summer
He hinted he was growing frustrated with talks and suggested there were just three days left to agree the fight
‘Two fights this year. It is a summer fight. That’s everything we’re working towards and as confident as ever that this gets done.’
But Fury appears unimpressed with the slow pace of talks to get the bout finalised, later tweeting a cryptic post with a picture of a clock and the words ‘the clock is ticking’ and ‘tik tok, tik tok’ written next to it.
The Gyspy King also wrote ‘three days left’ in big letters above his post – hinting that time was running out to agree a site venue.
It is not the first time Fury has poured doubt over fight talks. Last month he claimed he had ‘stopped training’ and was drinking 12 pints a day, insisting he wouldn’t start preparing for the fight until it was confirmed.
‘Until I’ve got a fight, a date and hell of a lot of money in my pocket, there is no fight. There’s a lot of things going on that people don’t know about behind the scenes that can scupper a fight like that.
‘I’ve stopped training now, I’m on holiday, I’m doing anywhere between, eight, 10, 12 pints or lager a day at the minute. Not eating though so I’m getting my calories through alcohol. There’s nothing to do, is there?’
And last week his father John slammed the ‘cowboys’ in charge of agreeing the venue, saying he was not confident it would take place and that the fight was too big to be staged during a pandemic.
Last month the Gypsy King claimed he had ‘stopped training’ and was drinking 12 pints a day
‘We need to get him (Tyson) out, whether these cowboys get the job sorted, which I don’t think they’re going to do,’ the WBC champion’s father told BT Sport.
‘What have they signed? They’ve signed nothing in my eyes. They’ve got no date, no venue, no nothing.
‘It’s all about someone coming forward and saying, “Right, I’ll pay for the fight, I’ll stage the fight.” Where are these people?
‘That’s the position it’s in and I don’t think they can get it together. It’s too big for what’s happening and the climate the world is in at the moment.’