Tyson Fury has heaped doubt on his prospective summer showdown with Anthony Joshua by insisting the fight is “nowhere near” being finalised.
Fury claims he has stopped training and is drinking up to 12 pints of lager a day while the pair’s respective promoters continue negotiations for the heavyweight unification showdown.
In the interview with iFL TV, the 32-year-old Fury also ruled out returning to fight in the UK and insisted he will finish his career in Las Vegas
Fury said: “Until I’ve got a date and a load of money in my pocket, there’s no fight.
I’ve stopped training now, I’m on holiday. I’m doing anything between eight to 10 to 12 pints of lager a day at the minute – I’m not eating though, so I’m just getting my calories through alcohol.
“There’s a lot of things going on that people don’t know behind the scenes that can scupper a fight like that. We’re nowhere near at the moment.
“Do I think the fight will eventually happen sooner or later? Yes. It has to happen. But do I think it’s imminent? No. I’m not going to hold my breath for it.”
Fury last fought when he beat Deontay Wilder over a year ago to claim the WBC title and has not ruled out facing the American for a third time if talks with Joshua’s camp stall.