Tyson Fury’s Promoter Says Anthony Joshua Bout Unlikely To Happen In Future
What was once an anticipated Tyson Fury-Anthony Joshua matchup may now never happen.
Fury’s co-promoter, Frank Warren, believes that an all-Brit super fight against Joshua is unlikely to take place in future after Oleksandr Usyk beat AJ in London on Saturday night.
“I don’t see it happening now,” Warren told BBC Sport. “If it did happen, what would Tyson have done to him? It wouldn’t have gone 12 rounds. Tyson would have destroyed him. Absolutely. The unification fight was there, such a big fight. Heartbreaking.”
Warren feels that Joshua has been vulnerable when it comes to going the distance against boxers as skilled as Usyk.
“What would Tyson Fury had done to Joshua? A better chin, bigger puncher. Usyk is a good fighter, he boxed extremely well. I thought Joshua would be too big for Usyk, but I knew if he was there at the end, then he’s been outboxed.”
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Usyk, who walked away with the WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA heavyweight titles, almost knocked out AJ in the final round. Warren said that Eddie Hearn can push for a rematch as they did against Andy Ruiz Jr., but Joshua will only get beaten again.
“They can talk all they want about rematches,” the promoter mocked. “He’s just been totally exposed like he was against Ruiz. How can he be getting outjabbed by Usyk, who was taking the fight to him? I was shocked at that. Even if he was to beat Usyk, what is Tyson Fury going to do to Joshua? You’d have your house on Tyson beating him.”
Before an independent arbitrator ordered Fury to defend his title against Deontay Wilder, the heavyweight champ was in talks to square off against AJ. The Gypsy King is now training to fight the Bronze Bomber for the third time on October 9 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.