Tyson Fury could find the delay in his fight with Anthony Joshua “to his detriment or to his benefit”, asked Andy Lee.
Fury trained in Las Vegas alongside coach Sugarhill Steward with Lee, another crucial cog in his corner, overseeing Joseph Parker’s victory over Derek Chisora.
WBC champion Fury and the teams of IBF, WBA and WBO title holder Joshua are reviewing documents to agree on an undisputed heavyweight leader, and promoter Eddie Hearn hopes to make an official announcement this week.
“He’s frustrated,” Lee told Sky Sports of Fury. “The end date was February, then March, now we’re continuing.
“He’s very frustrated with the biggest and most powerful people in boxing (promoters Bob Arum, Eddie Hearn and all the networks), but they can’t seem to close the deal for some reason.”
When asked if he’s worried the fight might not come to fruition, Lee said, “It’s inevitable that it will happen.
“But all this sitting and waiting?” Tyson could have fought in February or March. He was held back by it. He likes to be active.
“I don’t know if it was to his detriment or to his advantage that this wait happened.
“He’ll be ready to unleash fury when this fight begins!”
Fury hasn’t fought since his destruction of Deontay Wilder in February 2019.
Hearn said Saturday night: “We’re all gone. This fight is on, this fight is on. Like I told everyone last week, back and forth with the drafts.
“I believe you will receive an announcement next week. I don’t know what else to tell you.
“I saw Bob Arum’s comments, ‘The fight is dead.’ I don’t know where that came from.
“We know what we’re doing and it’s now recognized by the other side, which is good.”
Fury met Andy Ruiz Jr, the only man to beat Joshua, in Vegas and is tirelessly preparing for the undisputed title fight, according to Lee.
“He didn’t stop training, he didn’t skip a beat,” Lee said.
“He trains hard anyway. He pushes himself further and further every day.
“You think, ‘Where’s the ceiling? “But it goes on and on and on.
“He took the guys up Mount Charleston – Badou Jack, Jesse Magdaleno, a few other Mexicans. But they all abandoned him. He went seven miles up that mountain, pushing so hard.
“He is physically in great shape.”