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Tyson Fury denies coming out of retirement talks to face Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk winner in Saudi Arabia

TYSON FURY has denied he is in talks to come out of retirement and fight the winner of Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk.

Joshua faces Usyk again this year to reclaim the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles.

Tyson Fury has denied he is in talks to come out of retirement

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Tyson Fury has denied he is in talks to come out of retirementPhoto credit: Getty
Anthony Joshua was beaten by Oleksandr Usyk in September

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Anthony Joshua was beaten by Oleksandr Usyk in SeptemberCredit: AP

And there would be an undisputed superfight with WBC champion Fury retiring after defeating Dillian Whyte.

According to the Daily Mail, the Gypsy King spoke to Saudi supporters for reunification back in December.

But the man himself has now come out and slammed the claims.

Fury responded to the reports on Instagram: “This is all news to me! Biggest amount of trash ever!”

The undefeated British legend announced his retirement aged 33 after beating 34-year-old Whyte at Wembley in April.

It would mean that all hopes for the first-ever four-belt heavyweight association would be dashed.

But despite Fury’s refusal, AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn is hopeful the Gypsy King’s mind can be changed.

He believes a win by Joshua (32) against Usyk (35) in their sequel, set for August 20 in Saudi Arabia, could lure Fury back by the end of the year.

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Hearn told SunSport: “I think the fight between AJ and Fury is always there.

“I mean, I still get questions walking down the street, even today, ‘When is AJ fighting Fury?’ It’s like, “He has Usyk first.” “Oh, did he?”.

“Obviously you don’t want to take back-to-back defeats but Usyk is also pound for pound, I think possibly No. 1 at the moment.

“Losing to Usyk is never terrible, the Fury fight is always there, but for the undisputed world heavyweight championship that it would be, it would just be the greatest fight of all time.

“And I think if AJ beats Usyk, that would be an auto fight, which you’ll see in December.”

Anthony Joshua, promoter Eddie Hearn and Oleksandr Usyk

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Anthony Joshua, promoter Eddie Hearn and Oleksandr UsykPhoto credit: Reuters

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