Tyson Fury: Joshua Isn’t Dangerous at All
During the build-up to his much anticipated rematch with Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KO’s), WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (30-0-1, 21 KO’s) was seriously contemplating retirement. The UK native felt that he had accomplished all he needed to in the sport and only felt as if he wanted to fight a few more times.
However, at some point during this COVID-19 inspired worldwide lockdown, his opinions on the matter have drastically altered. While conducting an interview with ESPN, the fleet-footed heavyweight revealed his significant change of heart.
“I’m going to fight on til I’m 40 years old. I’ve been thinking about it, and there isn’t much else to do anyways. So yeah, I may as well keep fighting. I don’t see anyone out there that can challenge me. I just flattened the best one out there. The toughest opponent out there is Deontay Wilder, and we all saw what happened to him the last time out.”
JOKES FOR AJ
Having stated that he has no desire to exit the sport any time soon, it’s only natural that Fury gives a glimpse into who he feels are the big fights. Yet, while a fight with fellow UK born boxer and unified heavyweight champion Anthony “AJ” Joshua (23-1, 21 KO’s) may be a big event, Fury certainly does not view AJ as stiff competition!
When comparing Joshua with the concussive-punching Wilder, Fury wasted no time in declaring Joshua to be a far inferior in-ring challenge.
“One-hundred percent, Joshua’s not dangerous, at all. He’s like a big cuddly baby. Why would I be a believer when he got knocked spark out by Andy Ruiz? A last-minute replacement opponent … who turned up 300 pounds or whatever it is. He didn’t train, and Anthony Joshua couldn’t do any good with him in the rematch.”
DOWN FOR MAINTENANCE
Unfortunately for boxing fans, there is no telling when any fight in any division will be made next, let alone any big-time heavyweight prizefights. This is why, being fully aware of this as well, Fury has chosen to let his mind wander away from the sport during this unprecedented global event.
[when asked about his next in ring assignment] “I’m not really positive because none of these fights are really relevant at the moment, are they? Because there’s no boxing, there’s no sport, nothing. Nothing’s going on. So to talk about boxing, or dream fights, you might as well fight fighters from the past because none of it is real, anyways.”
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By: Bakari Simpson