Tyson Fury mocks Anthony Joshua with eight-word message after heavyweight title defeat
Anthony Joshua ready to do 'it all again' after loss to Oleksandr Usyk
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Tyson Fury has taken a dig at Anthony Joshua after his stunning defeat to Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday. Joshua’s demise has poured doubt over a mouth-watering clash against Fury, with the former expected to exercise a rematch clause in his contract with Usyk.
The Ukrainian didn’t just beat Joshua in north London, but he outclassed him in just his third professional heavyweight fight.
In suffering the second defeat of his professional career before a 65,000 capacity crowd, Joshua lost all of his heavyweight titles.
Usyk claimed the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles after a dominant unanimous decision win – with the judges scoring it 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 in favour of the 34-year-old.
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Joshua and Fury’s highly-anticipated bout faced a delay as the latter was obliged to face Deontay Wilder in a trilogy fight.
But The Gypsy King is letting their rivalry die, pointing fun at Joshua’s latest defeat on Twitter.
Fury’s management team – MTK Global Boxing – shared a tweet shortly after Saturday’s fight, which he retweeted for all to see.
Accompanied by a picture of Fury holding the WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles, the cheeky tweet read: “And STILL the best heavyweight on the planet.”
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After his humbling defeat on Saturday, Joshua insisted he still wants high-profile heavyweight fights with or without the world championship belts.
“As I said, I’ll fight Tyson Fury, Wilder, without the belts,” a determined Joshua explained.
“The belts are fun. It’s great; it’s legacy. But with or without the belts, I’ll fight whoever. The road to undisputed is a nice title to have and a nice title to chase.
“But would you still watch it, without the belts? That’s the main thing – is you’ve got two competitive fighters in the ring from UK soil, that just want to go toe-to-toe.”
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Amid the uncertainty over Fury and Joshua’s future fight, Matchroom Boxing chairman Eddie Hearn has insisted it will go down and hopes Fury beats Wilder again on October 9.
However, he has admitted Joshua’s entire focus is currently on winning the belts back from Usyk in the rematch.
He told iFL TV: “[It’s done] for now, yeah. But AJ-Fury will happen, unquestionably.
“I still hope Fury wins in a couple of weeks, but right now, the focus is on Oleksandr Usyk, it has to be.”
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