After Fury withdrawal, Anthony Joshua Vs. Klitchko possible, Fury to "never fight again"
September 25, 2016
It’s been a messy situation with Fury. When the fight with Klitchko was cancelled due to medical reasons, there were sketchy reports about an ankle injury, then it was revealed that he was having mental health problems. Stories have come out reporting that he wants to continue boxing and keep his belts, while his top British promoter Eddie Hearn says that he will never box again. Whatever the case, hopefully Fury can get through his issues.
Meanwhile, Wladimir Klitchko needs someone to fight. He is pretty bitter about Fury pulling out saying, “As you already know, October 29th revenge against Tyson Fury is cancelled due to whatever issue this time Fury has. Screw it, I will move forward and keep you posted when, and against whom, my next fight is going to be staged.”
Klitchko also tweeted this yesterday:
Disappointed that Fury cancelled the fight for a second time. I am
in top shape and would have loved to retrieve my world championship belts
— Klitschko (@Klitschko) September 24, 2016
So now it seems like Klitschko’s next opponent could be Anthony Joshua, but when/if it happens is partly dependent on whether or not Fury is stripped of his belts. Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn Hearn told Sky Sports News: “From our side, if Wladimir Klitschko against Anthony Joshua can be made for the WBA and the IBF belts, for 26 November, we are taking that fight, no question.”
A lot would have to happen in a short time for that to occur however, and a Spring or Summer bout between Klitchko and Joshua is more likely.