Tony Bellew claims Tyson Fury is the one fighting Anthony Joshua for the ‘money’

Tony Bellew says that Tyson Fury is only interested in fighting Anthony Joshua for the money and claims that the Gypsy King should have called Oleksandr Usyk for an Undisputed Title clash.

Fury took to social media after AJ’s second loss to Usyk and challenged him to a Battle of Britain matchup. Bellew believes the Gypsy King targeted Joshua because he felt the 32-year-old would be easy.

However, Bellew says that “AJ is fitter, stronger and more determined than ever” but states that he must “stay focused and not let the media circus get the best of him” as negotiations on the potential fight are still ongoing. in progress.

Tony Bellew says Tyson Fury is only interested in fighting Anthony Joshua for the money

Tony Bellew says Tyson Fury is only interested in fighting Anthony Joshua for the money

Speaking exclusively to Sportsmail, via bestofbets.comBellew said: ‘The AJ fight is a cash grab, that’s the truth.

“Fury isn’t fighting AJ for the belt he can’t get, but he just knows that AJ is the biggest draw in heavyweight boxing.”

‘If I had wanted a belt, I should have called Oleksandr Usyk. So the AJ fight, it’s clear to me and everyone else, is for show and money, and a fight that Fury thinks he can easily win.

“And because of AJ’s recent losses, Fury seems confident that this will be an easy fight, but from what I’m convinced, AJ is fitter, stronger and more determined than ever.”

Bellew says Fury should have called Oleksandr Usyk for an Undisputed Title clash instead

Bellew says Fury should have called Oleksandr Usyk for an Undisputed Title clash instead

Bellew says Fury should have called Oleksandr Usyk for an Undisputed Title clash instead

“He’s also not responding to everything that’s being talked about on social media etc, he’s just moving on, which is a strength in itself.” It’s about blocking out the noise.

“No doubt Fury will be the favorite tonight, but I wouldn’t count AJ out. We’ve seen what he’s accomplished before and he could do it again.

“He knows that Fury is going to use his weight advantage and when you get in the ring with him, you soon realize this guy can really move.” He has incredible footwork; he moves so well for a big man, he turns it into a nightmare.

So unless you figure it out quickly, you’ll lose. And that’s why I think this is going to be a great fight because this can work in AJ’s favor.

Joshua suffered his second straight loss against Usyk in Saudi Arabia last month (above)

Joshua suffered his second straight loss against Usyk in Saudi Arabia last month (above)

Joshua suffered his second straight loss against Usyk in Saudi Arabia last month (above)

Fury emerged victorious against Dillian Whyte in their fight for the WBC world heavyweight title

Fury emerged victorious against Dillian Whyte in their fight for the WBC world heavyweight title

Fury emerged victorious against Dillian Whyte in their fight for the WBC world heavyweight title

“He may not be a very experienced fighter, but he is a smart fighter and understands the fight better than people sometimes give him credit for.”

“Everything is on the line and I think it will be a tough fight. Also, the media circus around him will be something else, but this is where AJ needs to stay focused and not let the press and chat get to him; If he can do this, he’ll have a real chance.”

The Battle of Britain clash between AJ and Fury is still up in the air. The final contract for the December fight has yet to be signed.

However, Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren have said negotiations are going in the right direction despite Fury’s frustrations.

Fury took to social media on Monday afternoon to say the heavyweight showdown with AJ was over as his fellow Brit missed a 5pm deadline to sign the contract.

Fury said he was frustrated by the lack of movement from Joshua’s team and stated that he would look for a new opponent instead.

The Gypsy King (pictured entering the ring before the WBC world heavyweight title fight) called out AJ despite retiring from boxing after his win over Whyte.

The Gypsy King (pictured entering the ring before the WBC world heavyweight title fight) called out AJ despite retiring from boxing after his win over Whyte.

The Gypsy King (pictured entering the ring before the WBC world heavyweight title fight) called out AJ despite retiring from boxing after his win over Whyte.

However, Fury has threatened to cancel the fight on multiple occasions after becoming frustrated with the speed of negotiations.

However, Fury has threatened to cancel the fight on multiple occasions after becoming frustrated with the speed of negotiations.

Fury has given AJ multiple deadlines, but AJ hasn't met any of them.  However, he has said that he will sign the Gypsy King's contract.

Fury has given AJ multiple deadlines, but AJ hasn't met any of them.  However, he has said that he will sign the Gypsy King's contract.

Fury has threatened to cancel the fight multiple times after becoming frustrated with AJ’s team.

However, Warren managed to calm the Gypsy King and convince him to extend the deadline.

As a result, Fury took to social media on Thursday morning to tell AJ that he had to sign the contract by the end of the day.

However, Eddie Hearn took issue with Fury’s video and responded to the Gypsy King. He said that Matchroom had not received the contract when Fury said he had and accused the WBC champion of trying to duck the fight.

“To be honest, we are quite taken aback by this situation,” Hearn told Sky Sports. ‘First of all, when we agreed on the terms of the fight, it took us over a week to receive a draft contract. We haven’t had that contract for 14 days.

“Over the next week we worked tirelessly and had several meetings with Queensbury to get the contract done in a decent way.

Boxing promoter Frank Warren is hopeful that Fury vs. AJ contracts are signed imminently.

Boxing promoter Frank Warren is hopeful that Fury vs. AJ contracts are signed imminently.

Meanwhile, Eddie Hearn hit back at Fury for setting a contract deadline for the proposed fight.

Meanwhile, Eddie Hearn hit back at Fury for setting a contract deadline for the proposed fight.

Eddie Hearn hit back at Fury for setting a contract deadline for the proposed fight.

“Last Monday we submitted our final draft of the contract only to see that Tyson Fury had publicly withdrawn from the fight and it was no longer on the table.

‘Yesterday we received comments from Queensbury on a final draft of our agreement which is now being reviewed.

“I’m not sure why Tyson Fury keeps setting unrealistic deadlines while also offering the fight to other heavyweights for the selected date.”

Hearn continued, “If you are serious about the fight, I suggest you allow Matchroom and Queensbury to continue to work hard to make the fight that everyone has worked hard to make.”

‘You can’t keep publicly withdrawing from a fight and then restart negotiations when there have been so many positive conversations. We’ll see what happens from here.

Both sides are said to be engaged in negotiations at the moment. An announcement about the fight is expected to be made on Monday, October 3.

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