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Tyson Fury says heavyweight rivals are all ‘running scared’ and blasts Anthony Joshua for ‘scuppering’ Usyk fight

TYSON FURY fumed that his heavyweight rivals are all ‘running scared’ and claimed Anthony Joshua ‘scuppered’ his fight with Oleksandr Usyk.

Fury is set to face WBC mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte next but the No1 contender has remained radio silent.

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Anthony Joshua was accused of scuppering Tyson Fury’s fight with Oleksandr Usyk[/caption]

Meanwhile Joshua, 32, is in line to rematch Usyk, 35, following his loss to the Ukrainian in September.

But, talks were in place for AJ and Whyte to step aside and allow Fury to fight Usyk in the Middle East, only for negotiations to collapse.

The Gypsy King has now claimed AJ demanded too much money to sit out, meaning the historic four-belt heavyweight unification fell through.

Fury told ESPN: “Very close but at the last minute, AJ came back and wanted more money. He scuppered the whole deal, to be fair.

“It’s very, very crazy dealing with these guys. Not pleasant times for me. Very messed around a lot. Just jokers.”

“It’s something to see the best fighter in the division, who also is the champion, has mic skills and has the media on him and everything.

“It’s funny to see that guy, that’s you, call out all his challengers. It usually works the other way around, champ.”


When the unification was called off, Fury and Whyte, both 33, were subject to a record-breaking £30.6million WBC purse bid.

It was won by the champion’s promoter Frank Warren, who is eyeing an April fight date in the UK.

But Fury has blasted long-time rival Whyte for giving him the silent treatment since the confirmation of their grudge match.

He said: “It seems like these days the heavyweights are all running scared.

“After they saw me destroy Deontay Wilder last time out, I don’t believe they want a piece of the Gypsy King these days.

“They all had a lot to say when they thought they weren’t getting these fights; i.e Dillian Whyte.

“He’s had a lot to say over the last few months since he’s been the mandatory for me for two minutes.

“He’s going on, ‘Tyson won’t want to fight me. He’s going to fight somebody else.’ All of a sudden the fights on his toes, and he’s gone silent.

“I’ve been calling his name out all over, and he’s been hiding like a little scared rabbit and I can’t find him.”

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Dillian Whyte is set to fight Tyson Fury next[/caption]

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