Anthony Joshua believes Tyson Fury should conduct himself better after the world champion argued with YouTuber True Geordie.
Heavyweight champion Fury, 34, was questioned by True Geordie – real name Brian Davis – for his decision to face Derek Chisora in his comeback fight given he has already beaten him twice. Fury snapped at the criticism and labelled Davis a little t…pot, insisting he wouldn’t do any more interviews with him whilst struggling to end the Zoom call. ‘The Gypsy King’ looked set to face bitter rival Joshua on December 3, but talks between the two parties broke down when ‘AJ’ missed Fury’s self-imposed deadline to sign the contract. Joshua admitted that fighters can be “a bit free spirited” and get tired of the same questions, but thinks Fury should have handled himself better in the interview with Davis.
“Listen, there’s one thing being the champion of the ring and there’s another being the champion of the people outside of the ring,” he told SPORTbible.
“I know it’s tough with fighters, we’re not part of an institute so we’re a bit free spirited but I just think there’s a way that we need to conduct ourselves. Regardless if the interviewer is prodding us.
“We need to conduct ourselves in better fashion because there’s youngsters that are watching us. I’m not the judge who can say what’s right or wrong, we just have to try and conduct ourselves in better fashion when we can, when we’re in front of the camera. When we can, just try.
Try, try, try, that’s for the up and coming fighters.” Joshua was expected to fight again before the end of the year, but Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn has revealed the former two-time champion won’t be stepping in the ring again until February or March.