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Sports News of Tuesday, 27 September 2022


'Joshua dey fear' - Reactions as Tyson Fury cancels fight against Joshua over missed deadline

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Nigerian boxing enthusiasts have reacted to Tyson Fury's decision to call off the much-anticipated heavyweight fight against Anthony Joshua.

The undefeated British heavyweight boxer announced on Monday, September 26 that his bout against AJ is off the window due to the 32-year-old's failure to meet his self-imposed contract deadline.

In a live Instagram video, the Gypsy King slammed the Nigerian-born British boxer, calling him a coward.

“Well guys, it’s official. D-day has come and gone. It’s gone past five o’clock, Monday. No contract has been signed.

“It’s officially over for Joshua. He is now out in the cold with the wolfpack.

“Forget about it. Idiot. Coward. S***house. Bodybuilder. Always knew it. Always knew you didn’t have the minerals to fight the Gypsy king.

“Regardless of what the f*** you say now, I don’t really care. Good luck with your career, and your life. End of. Peace out.”

Two-time heavyweight champion, Joshua had earlier stated that he will sign the contract for the fight to happen.

Meanwhile, some Nigerians have taken to social media to share their thoughts on the latest development.

Many believe AJ wants to pull out of the fight out of fear while others believe Tyson Fury is using social media gimmicks to pressure Joshua to sign the contract.

Check out some reactions below:

_@mosesigbafe12: Why did he set a deadline since he truly wanted the fight to happen

_@Wemzy13: Na God help AJ be that.

_@NwamamaChidi: I knew it wouldn't work out, it's typical of Fury.

_@_kwanchi: Una just wan dey beat beat my guy????

_@ForeignNaijaBoy: Who go collect go collect ????

_@Dannyaries__:Joshua dey fear lol normally fury go beat am

_@Africanthorr: Now we know who the real coward is

_@Gbeingzy_B: Thank God say Joshua no accept the proposal.... Fury omo werey wan beat Joshua like person wey steal phone for computer village ????????????

The fight was scheduled to take place in Cardiff on December 3 with Fury's WBC title on the line.