Tyson Fury prepares for his first fight under the Top Rank and ESPN banner on June 15th, as he squares off against Tom Schwarz.
But prior to his fight this Saturday in Las Vegas, the ever-present topic of Anthony Joshua’s loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. was brought up to the former unified world heavyweight champion.
“He has to get a couple of wins under his belt and convince the public that he’s a fighting man again. Got to school, learn what to do again. Get a bit of mental coaching, and that’s it. Try and make a comeback,” Fury told IFL TV about Joshua who was stopped in the seventh round on June 1st.
“If he can’t make a comeback, if he can’t beat Andy Ruiz Jr., you ain’t going to do anything to Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder or any other decent heavyweight in the world either. If he can’t beat Ruiz in the rematch he’s done, finished, goodnight, bye-bye. If he can’t beat Ruiz in the rematch he needs to retire, simple as. Forget about it. Give it up. He’s done well out of it, he’s earned a few quid, he’s won a world title before and everything else that goes with it. So fair play to him.
“If I can’t beat Tom Schwarz, then I’ll retire too, so that will make two bums retired won’t it,” Fury continued.
“Because there will be no point continuing, that’s the way I look at it. If I lost to Andy Ruiz, I’d retire. And if I lose to Tom Schwarz I’ll retire too. I’ll have the rematch first and if I lose again I’ll 100% retire.”
Transcribed by Boxing Scene