Tyson Fury rules out Anthony Joshua fight next, open to Deontay Wilder trilogy

"When the fight doesn't happen, that is when I end up in a massive depression and feel like killing myself."

Tyson Fury has revealed he could be fighting Deontay Wilder next, instead of a showdown against Anthony Joshua.

The Gypsy King defeated Wilder in their rematch in 2020 via knockout in the seventh round to become WBC heavyweight champion.

Despite a two-fight deal agreed in principle between Fury and Joshua, the former has insisted the fight is no closer to being confirmed.

He told iFL: "I have two fights this year and I don't give a f*** if they are with, Joe Bloggs, Fred Flintstone, Mike Tyson, anybody. I just want to fight this year.

"Don't write Wilder out of the equation next, I could be having the trilogy fight with him yet."

Tyson Fury is the second fighter after Riddick Bowe to have won all four major heavyweight world titles
Tyson Fury is the second fighter after Riddick Bowe to have won all four major heavyweight world titles

Fury also admitted he will never fight in the UK again, ruling out Wembley Stadium as a possible venue for the potential fight.

Fury and Joshua hold all four major world titles in the division, and history would be made as two Britons fighting for the undisputed status has never happened before.

Despite previously stating that he would never fight Wilder again after being accused of cheating in their rematch, Fury appears to be open to a trilogy bout due to being frustrated during talks with Joshua.

Fury is promoted by Bob Arum and Frank Warren while Joshua is looked after by Matchroom Boxing's Eddie Hearn. His contract with ESPN states that he must lace the gloves up twice this year regardless to fulfill his contract.

"I have two fights this year and I don't give a f*** if they are with, Joe Bloggs, Fred Flintstone, Mike Tyson, anybody. I just want to fight this year," Fury stated.

"Don't write Wilder out of the equation next, I could be having the trilogy fight with him yet."

Fans share concern for Fury's mental health

In a worrying interview, Fury admitted to drinking up to 12 pints of beer a day, sending fans into worry about his mental health.

Fury has previously attempted suicide and was inactive from the ring between 2015 to 2018 due to drinking, drug-taking and dealing with depression.

Ben Davison was the man who helped him overcome suicide, coaching and training him to lose more than 100-pounds. While talks continue to sound positive from promoters involved, Fury is not holding his breath over a showdown with Joshua and is back on the booze rather than the gym.

"Whatever they say is very unimportant to me because, until I have a fight date and a hell-of-a-lot of money in my pocket, there is no fight.

"Will I be fighting Joshua in the next ten minutes? No. Do I think the fight will eventually happen? Yes, it has to happen. Do I think it is next or imminent? No.

Tyson Fury is the second fighter after Riddick Bowe to have won all four major heavyweight world titles
Tyson Fury is the second fighter after Riddick Bowe to have won all four major heavyweight world titles

"I am not going to hold my breath for it, that's for sure.

"I am not going to put all my eggs in one basket because I have been guilty of doing that before and, when the fight doesn't happen, that is when I end up in a massive depression and feel like killing myself.

"I am not going to say 'it is definitely happening in June or July. "I have stopped training at the moment, I am on holiday.

"I am drinking anything between eight, ten, 12 pints of lager a day, at the minute.

"But I am not eating so I am getting my calories through alcohol.

"I have trained and trained and trained with no progress so I am now a man of leisure."

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