TYSON Fury has BANNED all talk of Anthony Joshua as he prepares for his fight with Deontay Wilder.
Fury has been forced to fight the American for a third time scuppering hopes of a superfight with Anthony Joshua.
There are now fears that the Battle of Britain bout may NEVER go ahead with the fighters’ managers locked in a war-of-words.
Now SunSport can reveal how Fury has demanded all attention be put on his aim to “demolish” Wilder.
A source said: “Tyson is ready and willing to fight AJ. And he won’t rest until he has beaten him and proved to everyone he is the better fighter.
“But he wants to turn down the volume now on all the noise around AJ. That is for another day. Tyson is focusing totally on Wilder.
"He firmly believes he can give the American a boxing lesson and is training harder than ever to be in perfect condition for the fight. Everything else is simply a distraction which he won't allow into his head.”
Our story comes hot on the heels of yet another twist in the saga between Fury and Joshua’s managers Frank Warren and Eddie Hearn.
Warren has claimed the all-British fight was heading for legal trouble even before Wilder won his arbitration.
Matchroom chief Hearn was pushing for a Saudi Arabia showdown for the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
But Wilder won his case last Monday to force a third fight with Fury to end any hope of a Joshua fight this summer.
Hearn feels something "stinks" about the whole situation and was angry he was ill-advised by Fury's US promoter Bob Arum that the US judge would not stop the Joshua fight.
But Warren – Fury's UK promoter – said: "At the start of the year, all parties involved in the fight signed a contract as to how the negotiations would take place.
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"In that agreement there was a clause that made it very clear there was an arbitration situation going on as far as Tyson is concerned – so everyone was aware of it and that we were awaiting the outcome of that."
WBC champion Fury will now face Wilder on July 24 in Las Vegas while WBA, IBF and WBO title holder Joshua is expected to face Oleksandr Usyk in August.
Warren has also claimed that even if Wilder lost the arbitration then those involved in making the Joshua fight would have ended up in legal trouble because he believes Usyk's team were ready to sue over his wait for a shot at the WBO title.
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