WBC Heavyweight Champion, Tyson Fury says he must fight Anthony Joshua before he retires from boxing, adding that it will be a “travesty” if the fight doesn’t happen.
The 34-year-old Briton has repeatedly announced his retirement, but speaking on The High Performance podcast, Fury believes he still has some business to do with the British-Nigerian before hanging up his gloves.
Negotiations over a potential fight between Fury and Joshua broke down in September and Fury will defend his title against Derek Chisora in London on December 3.
“I don’t think I can retire today because I need that Joshua fight,” Fury said.
“We’ve been trying to do that fight for years. It’s a fight people want to see. It’s the fight I want to see as a boxing fan.”
After Joshua’s rematch defeat against Oleksandr Usyk in August there were talks of a potential fight between the two fighters.
After the fight, Fury appealed to Joshua for the fight via a social media video, and Joshua accepted, saying he would be “ready in December.”
Negotiations between the two sides blamed each other for the accident during the talks.
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