could fury fight joshua this year?

18:30    27 Mar 2019

Tyson Fury
Ben Davison has revealed that there is a higher chance Tyson Fury will face Anthony Joshua than Deontay Wilder this year, curbing suggestions that Joshua and Wilder will line up towards the back end of 2019.

Reports over the last few weeks have suggested that Joshua and Wilder are on the cusp of agreeing a deal to finally come to blows after their respective bouts in June and May respectively.

Davison, though, believes there is a greater chance that 'Gypsey King' will fight AJ, with Fury and Wilder having seemingly passed up on a rematch following their fight last December.

“I think potentially there could be more of a chance, don’t hold me to it, of Tyson and Joshua at the end of the year,” Davison said in an interview with iFL TV.

“Listen, them two [Joshua and Wilder] could go and fight. They could change their mind, anything could happen. One of them could get beat. You never know.”

Fury will face little known German heavyweight, Tom Schwarz, on June 15 in what will be the Brit's first fight of his deal with American promoters Top Rank.

Although coming under scrutiny by his supporters for the decision to fight Schwarz, Davison has jumped to his fighter's defence:

He continued: “Tyson’s shown that he’ll always step up to the mark and take the risk. He went to Klitschko’s back yard, he went to Wilder’s back yard.

“Who else has done that out of them two [Joshua and Wilder]? Nobody.

“When you discuss with them about coming to us, the conversation goes dead. Hopefully, we can get those fights made.

“At the end of the day, they were trying to negotiate with Wilder’s team, it didn’t look like we were gonna be able to get them on our platform right away so we couldn’t afford to sit still.”

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