(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Tyson Fury has revealed he is on holiday drinking ‘up to 12 pints a day’ and plunged his proposed £200m summer showdown with Anthony Joshua into doubt by claiming the fight is ‘nowhere near’ to being finalised.
The self-styled Gypsy King is expected to face Joshua for the undisputed heavyweight crown later this year, but negotiations are still ongoing.
The three promoters at the centre of the talks, Eddie Hearn, Frank Warren and Bob Arum, have all spoken enthusiastically about a deal being agreed with the latter declaring recently that all the issues holding up the announcement have been resolved.
However, Fury has claimed otherwise and stopped training for the fight altogether, and will stay out of the gym until he says he is given a ‘fight date’ and has ‘a hell of a lot of money in my pocket’.
Speaking to iFL TV the WBC champion said: ‘I’ve stopped training now, I’m on holiday, I‘m doing anywhere between, eight, 10, 12 pints of lager a day at the minute. Not eating though so I’m getting my calories through alcohol.
‘There’s nothing to do, is there? I’ve done training, training, training with no further process. It’s one of those things, at the minute I’m just chilling out, being a man of leisure in lockdown.’