Unsurprisingly, Fury Snr also implied that it was Joshua at fault for the showdown with his son seemingly falling through: “It’s not going to happen this year I don’t think,” he said. “No, it’s very doubtful.

“We’d have it tomorrow. We’ve been dogging AJ and his team like you won’t believe for this fight, you know. You just don’t want it. They just don’t want it.”