Tyson Fury heaps doubt on Anthony Joshua bout amid UK boycott threat

Tyson Fury says he wasn't treated well by boxing fans in the UK and reckons he will never fight in his homeland again as a result.

The vast majority of the Gypsy King's bouts have taken place in England, although his last three fights were staged in America.

Fury won the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring, and lineal heavyweight titles when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in Düsseldorf, Germany in 2015.

After a three-year absence from the ring, he had comeback fights in Manchester and Belfast before heading stateside to take on Deontay Wilder.

And the 31-year-old says he loves the USA in comparison to England because he gets treated like a superstar across the water.

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“They had their chance,” he told the Times while speaking about British boxing fans and the general pubic.

“They didn’t treat me well. Over here, I get treated like a superstar.”

Fight fans have been hoping for a showdown between Fury and former champion and fellow Brit Anthony Joshua for years.

But his latest revelation throws doubt on the prospect of a mega bout because it cuts down the number of potential venues.

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AJ's American debut proved disastrous as he relinquished all three of his heavyweight titles to underdog Andy Ruiz at Madison Square Gardens.

Fury, meanwhile, has been a special guest in a number of WWE wrestling events recently, but admits it is a dangerous pursuit given the recent deep cut he suffered over his eye in his win over Otto Wallin.

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He announced in July that his rematch against Wilder will take place on February 22 next year, but doesn't seem overly sure that it will definitely happen.

“I only live for today and tomorrow. February may as well be 10 years away," he added.

"We may never get there. I may die in my sleep today. Who knows?”

Their first meeting ended in a controversial split draw decision in 2018.

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