'Insecure' Tyson Fury accused of trying to take 'spotlight' away from Anthony Joshua's rematch with Usyk after retiring | The Sun

EDDIE HEARN slammed "insecure" Tyson Fury for trying to take the "spotlight" away from Anthony Joshua's rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.

Joshua's fights for the chance to win back the WBA, IBF and WBO titles on Saturday night in Saudi Arabia and potentially save his career.


But it comes after Fury reaffirmed his decision to retire, despite claiming that he was going to return only two days earlier.

AJ's promoter Hearn fumed at the timing and believes the Gypsy King is trying to hog the heavyweight limelight.

He told iFL TV: "Someone told me that Tyson Fury has announced his retirement again.

"He must be so insecure to have to do this every time AJ fights.

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"I don't know at what point you must sit there and go, 'What I am going to do is talking s*** to get publicity and try and take the spotlight away from AJ'.

"You are self-proclaimed the number one heavyweight in the world so what are you bothered about Anthony Joshua before.

"He doesn't want the money and has no interest in it, but also wants half a billion.

"I have never seen so many contradictions, I contradict myself so much but he is on another level.

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"Let's see what happens next week and watch Anthony Joshua knock out Usyk and then he is coming for Tyson Fury."

Fury, 34, first announced he was walking away from boxing after knocking out Dillian Whyte, 34, in April at Wembley.

But the door was left open for a comeback to challenge the winner between Joshua, 32, and Usyk, 35, who won the first fight last September.

Fury even claimed he was in talks for an unlikely trilogy with Derek Chisora, 38, who he beat in 2011 and 2014.

Although the unbeaten heavyweight has now vacated his Ring Magazine belt, which will now be on the line come Saturday.

The WBC have also given Fury until August 26 to confirm whether or not he wants to vacate his world title.

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