Tyson Fury explains why he’s worried about Usyk vs Joshua

Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury has explained what worries him about the proposed Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua fight.

Up until a few weeks ago it seemed as if Fury and Joshua were destined to finally square off this August in Saudi Arabia.

Alas, thanks to a ruling by an American court of arbitration, ‘The Gypsy King; has now been forced to take on Deontay Wilder for the third time. On the flip side, Joshua will defend his own belts against rising contender Oleksandr Usyk.

Can Fury and Joshua make it through?

During a recent interview with Mail Online, Fury said that while he’s confident he’ll win his own fight, he isn’t so sure about Joshua.

“Usyk is a southpaw, clever, technically very good.” He explained.

“He’s smaller as a former cruiserweight champion but he handled Derek Chisora, who is physically tougher than Joshua. So while I’m absolutely confident of beating Wilder, I’m not so sure about AJ not losing his fight.”

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However, Tyson did also note that his meeting with AJ will still be huge regardless of the circumstances surrounding it.

“I’m not bothered about belts. They’re nice to dream about until you get them. But wouldn’t me and Joshua still be the biggest fight in boxing? Even if we were both belt-less, wouldn’t we still fill the biggest stadium you can find? 

“Wouldn’t it still make fortunes on pay-per-view with BT and Sky? Top fighters are not defined by the belts. Top fighters define the belts.”

A date hasn’t yet been set in stone for Usyk vs Joshua but if Eddie Hearn gets his way, it’ll likely go down in the next few months.

Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder 3, on the other hand, is scheduled to take place on July 24 as their trilogy reaches an official climax.

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