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The always controversial Tyson Fury heated up the atmosphere in the world of boxing again after directing attacks on Anthony Joshuawhom he considers “useless”.
“Joshua is a useless old bum. As soon as he stepped up, he got a chin, then he went to America, where the real fighters are, and a fat kid (Andy Ruiz) took him out on two weeks notice.”
in conversation for ESPNthe unified WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring Magazine heavyweight champion felt that Joshua he will not be able to beat the Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk in his next fight: “Your career is over.”
Fury’s assessment of Usyk was also low. He considers him to be a “very talented” cruiserweight fighter but one who is “punchable” and therefore not on his level.
The public awaits “the biggest fight in British boxing” between Fury and Joshua
At 32 and 33 years old respectively, boxing fans are still waiting for the long-awaited battle between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, considered the the “biggest clash in British boxing”.
On December 12, 2020, Anthony Joshua defeated the Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev by technical knockout (KO) and there began the rumor of a dream match against Fury. After the fight he stated that he wanted a challenge and considered ‘Gipsy King’ as “no big deal”.
Fury released a video on social media in response to Joshua’s comments, saying: “Well there you have it all, Joshua just took a shit live on TV. They asked him if he wanted the fight and he came around the bushes and put his ass on the edge. I want the fight! I want the next fight! I’ll knock him out in three rounds! He is a big bum.”
Finally, the promotions of both fighters signed a pre-contract that did not specify details such as the date and place. If it weren’t for the legal appeal filed by Deontay Wilder for a rematch against Fury, the lawsuit would have already taken place.
After that on May 22 the WBO issued an instruction that Joshua would have to fight Usyk with an agreement for the fight to take place on May 31; For his part, Fury announced that he had signed a contract for a third fight with Wilder, to take place in Las Vegas.
Fury won and knocked out Wilder, while Joshua fell to Usyk for the second loss of his career.
Therefore, the British dream fight is on hold until the promotions manage to talk again and give the green light to the big event.
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