TYSON FURY has revealed coronavirus restrictions put paid to him meeting Donald Trump and THE POPE.
As well as seeing a potential December homecoming fight hit the buffers, it seems the Gypsy King missed out on meeting some seriously big names outside the ring.
Fury is believed to be in negotiations for an undisputed clash against Anthony Joshua next year.
But with the UK plunged into harsh new Covid-19 restrictions, the chances of it happening abroad are even higher.
Fury will be hoping he would be permitted to travel for that having missed out on meeting two other big hitters.
Speaking to this month's Big Issue magazine, the 32-year-old said: "I was supposed to go and meet Donald Trump for lunch. But that got cancelled because of Covid.
"And I was supposed to meet the Pope, but that had to be rescheduled too.
"It’s quite a crazy feeling, to be honest, that these people will want to meet me. So I’ll take advantage of it.
"And, you know, maybe I could learn something from these people, even if I’m around them for 30 seconds. See how they are, how they act. Never stop learning.”
Fury also opened up on his mental health battles to the magazine, and told those who sell the publication to 'stay positive and stay focused on the short-term goal'.
Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed the all-British heavyweight showdown between Fury and Joshua has been verbally agreed.
The blockbuster bout is likely to take place between next May or June after a breakthrough in negotiations.
Matchroom boss Hearn admitted that 'minor issues' need to be resolved before an official date is confirmed.
It is set to be one of the biggest British showdowns ever as the two giants to head-to-head to determine who will be crowned undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.
AJ FIGHT 'VERBALLY AGREED'
The Athletic's Mike Coppinger wrote on social media: "Eddie Hearn says Tyson Fury-Anthony Joshua is verbally agreed to and contracts are being drafted for the heavyweight championship fight in May/June.
"Hearn says only 'minor issues to resolve' such as who walks last, the site, etc. This fight is going to happen next."
It is likely to be a two-fight deal worth a staggering £500million while the destination could be in the Middle East.
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