Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are the biggest names in the heavyweight division.

At some point, all three of them should eventually face one another to determine who is the best heavyweight in all of boxing.

Unfortunately, Tyson Fury doesn’t believe that a showdown between himself and Joshua is possible. His reasoning has much to do with how the negotiations for Joshua vs. Wilder fell apart.

Joshua and Wilder looked to be on the horizon for a fall bout. However, after a series of back-and-forth talks between the unified heavyweight champion and WBC champion went nowhere, Joshua shifted his focus to a fight with Alexander Povetkin on September 22.

Then, in a move that came out of left field, Wilder and Fury are rumored to be very close to a deal that will pit them against each other in December. But what about a future showdown between Fury and his fellow countryman in the United Kingdom?

“No,” Fury said at a media session on Tuesday. “The way Eddie Hearn and Joshua deal, I don’t think that fight is possible to make. They aren’t fair. If (Hearn) was fair then (Joshua) would fight Wilder, wouldn’t he? And they are saying (Wilder) is hard to deal with?

Tyson 'The Gypsy King' Fury
Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury
I’m telling you he’s very easy to deal with. I’ve never met straighter, nicer people in my entire life. Ever. But when you are trying to treat someone else like a dosser and you want everything and want to give them nothing, then the fight isn’t going to happen, isn’t it?

“I’ve told Deontay that. There will be no fight unless he plays fair and on a level playing field. If he can’t be fair in boxing, then forget about it. It’s a gentleman’s sport. There’s no room for crooks and businessmen. It’s got to be fair, 50-50. Everything’s got to be straight. I’m not going to be treated like a dosser for any amount of money.”

A criticism many in boxing have said about Wilder is the lack of quality opposition he’s faced inside the ring. The lineal heavyweight champion couldn’t disagree more with the assessment.

“Deontay Wilder is the most dangerous fighter on the planet,” Fury said. “Very active, bar none. Very dangerous fight. A massive puncher. Very unorthodox and very quick and mobile for a big man.”

Before a Wilder clash can occur, Fury returns for the second time since his two-year layoff on Aug. 18 vs. former two-time title challenger Francesco Pianeta. Of all the options available to gauge how far along Fury is, Pianeta was the choice.

“There weren’t many people big enough with good records, so we’re taking the most impressive fight out there,” Fury said.

Source: SN