Tyson Fury says he’s “wounded” Anthony Joshua lost title belts

Tyson Fury has explained why he isn’t exactly pleased that boxing rival Anthony Joshua lost to Oleksandr Usyk last weekend.

In one of the most notable upsets of the year, Oleksandr Usyk beat Anthony Joshua at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to capture the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles. The unbeaten Ukrainian was ruthless with his power, efficiency and composure in what was easily the biggest fight of his career. Joshua, on the other hand, just couldn’t get the game plan right and was ultimately outclassed by the better boxer on the night.

One man who was watching closely is none other than Tyson Fury. “The Gypsy King” was hoping to take on Joshua in an all-British heavyweight unification bout if both men had been able to get past their de-facto semi-finals but instead, Joshua will now have to focus on trying to reclaim the gold in a proposed rematch with Usyk next year.

Will we ever see Joshua vs Fury?

When asked about the Joshua result, Fury had the following to say.

“I was hoping Joshua could win the fight, but he couldn’t – and that’s none of my business,” said Fury.

“Did I watch the fight? Yes I did. Was I absolutely wounded that he won? Yes I was.”

“My advice to Joshua in the rematch is get stuck in the best way he knows how, put his best foot forward and swing away, Jack, swing away.

“I like to pick on someone who is doing well, successful, on top of the game – I don’t like picking on people who are down and probably at their lowest point and probably mentally unstable and unwell with a big loss after such a long reign.

“Usyk did his job, he had to do what he had to do, and that’s that, and Joshua has got to do what he has got to do.”

Fury’s attention will now turn towards his trilogy showdown with Deontay Wilder on October 9.

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