Tyson Fury’s Father Defends Anthony Joshua After Losing Title Belts
Tyson Fury’s father, John Fury, believes that Anthony Joshua should be cut some slack after the heavyweight champion lost all his world titles to Oleksandr Usyk last Saturday.
The Ukrainian star, Usyk, defeated AJ via unanimous decision to don the WBO, IBF, IBO and WBA heavyweight titles. John feels that Joshua’s corner implemented the wrong strategy that allowed Usyk to feel relaxes inside the ring despite being the underdog.
“I thought if he used his weight a bit more and put a bit more devil in his work, it could’ve gone better for him,” he said. “I was surprised because he’s a big dude. He might’ve lost too much weight, but what he needed to do was get all over him and put him under pressure. Not let him settle.”
John reprimanded the boxer’s corner for not changing their game plan after seeing Usyk overwhelm AJ in initial rounds.
“When your plan ain’t working, it’s up to the corner to switch it up, and they never (did). They kept saying in the eighth round, ‘Be smart behind your jab,'” he continued. Usyk and Joshua are now expected to lock horns against in first quarter of the next year.
Tyson Fury has a similar stance. He has been blasting AJ in every interview for months, but decided not to “pick on him” after the defeat.
“I like to pick on someone who’s doing well, successful, on top of the game,” the Gypsy King said. “I don’t like picking on people who are down and probably at their lowest point and probably mentally unstable or unwell, when they’ve lost after such a long reign.”
Tyson is undefeated in his career so far.