Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder basically “shrug off” Tyson Fury’s win against Tom Schwarz!
It seems that only folks who don’t know any better were thrilled by Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury’s (28-0-1, 20 KO’s) recent two round destruction of the German Tom Schwarz (24-1, 16 KO’s).
On June 15, Team Fury imported the handpicked whipping-boy for a showcase fight. In the end, the smoke and mirrors sham of a prizefight was successful in duping casuals and first time viewers. Trouble was, the laughable event did little to convince anyone with any actual boxing acumen.
At the top of the list of those underwhelmed were former champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua (22-1, 21 KO’s) and current WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KO’s).
Although coming off a detrimental upset loss to Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz Jr (33-1, 22 KO’s), Joshua couldn’t help but acknowledge the weak opponent selection that Team Fury chose. As is his way, AJ did not criticize Fury in any overly malicious way but he did let it be known he was not impressed.
“I thought on Tyson Fury’s win, he done what he had to! I could talk shit but he done what he had to, well played to him. I want to go back to fighting top 50 opponents. I think, why do I keep doing this shit to myself?”
Anthony Joshua – Heavyweight Contender
Joshua would still be a champion had he scoured the planet to find a six-foot stooge to hammer on. Instead, AJ opted to fight the fast-fisted and very durable Andy Ruiz.
Ironically, like Schwarz, outside of the boxing hardcore very few knew anything about Ruiz. Unlike Ruiz, who admittedly on first glance looks nothing like a traditional athlete, Schwarz at least ‘looked’ the part.
He was tall, young and appeared to be capable boxer. Outside of “looking the part,” the hopeless German brought zero tangible skills to the ring. So while Joshua is still receiving grief for losing to a “fat man,” many fans continue to gush over Fury’s destruction of a breathing punching bag.
These sentiments were shared by Deontay Wilder:
“It was a cool performance. It wasn’t much of an opponent. I think (Schwarz) only threw four punches. He was a punching bag. It’s building him up. But the performance was just OK.”
Deontay Wilder – WBC heavyweight champion
Let’s just lock our hands, bow our heads and pray that Team Fury finds the gumption to select an opponent that has a sliver of chance at victory for his fall return.
By: Bakari Simpson