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Tyson Fury appears to have posted a cryptic message about his proposed fight with Anthony Joshua. Fury and Joshua have already reached an agreement to face each other. The plan has always been for their first bout to take place in July, yet potential hosts are willing to front up more cash if it is rearranged for later this year.
Fury’s promoter Frank Warren believes it will be held in September, saying on talkSPORT: “I’m seeing all these various stories, ‘It’s gonna be Wembley on July 24,’ and so forth. But I don’t see how any of that can happen in July or even early August from my perspective.”
Warren then added: “I don’t believe this fight will go on until – if it’s late August we’ll be very lucky, maybe September.”
But in his latest post on Instagram, Fury appears to have hinted that Warren’s date prediction could be on the money. The Gypsy King uploaded a video that shows him looking rapid on the pads.
He captioned the video with a cryptic verse from the Bible that reads: “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not affrighted, neither be thou dismayed: for Jehovah thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.” Joshua 1:9 ASV.”
The name Joshua accompanied with 1:9 had fans suggesting Fury’s clash with the unified heavyweight champion could take place on September 1.