After Anthony Joshua’s loss against Oleksandr Usyk, Tyson Fury’s promoter is ‘heartbroken.’
After Anthony Joshua’s latest defeat, Tyson Fury’s dream fight with Anthony Joshua is in jeopardy.
Anthony Joshua’s surprising defeat to Oleksandr Usyk has been described as “heartbreaking” by Tyson Fury’s co-promoter Frank Warren. After Usyk’s dominant win at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday night, a dream unification bout between Joshua and The Gypsy King is in the works.
Joshua lost his WBA, WBO, and IBF titles to the Ukrainian by unanimous decision, with the judges scoring it 117-112, 116-112, and 115-113.
Usyk was fighting in front of a crowd of 65,000 people for the first time in his professional heavyweight career.
Joshua and Fury agreed to a two-bout deal earlier this year, with the latter being forced to fight Deontay Wilder in a trilogy match.
After their individual appearances, the two were supposed to pick up where they left off, but Joshua’s one-sided defeat has thrown a wrench in the works.
Warren has cast doubt on Joshua’s chances of facing Fury, suggesting that if the fight went forward, Fury would have ‘destroyed’ him.
BBC Sport quoted him as saying: “I don’t think it’ll happen today. What would Tyson have done to him if it had happened? It would not have gone to a total of 12 rounds.
“He would have been annihilated by Tyson. Absolutely. The unification battle was there, and it was a major one. Heartbreaking.
“What would Tyson Fury have done to Joshua if he got the chance? A heavier puncher with a stronger chin.” Warren likened Joshua’s collapse on Saturday night to his humbling loss against Andy Ruiz Jr. in June of this year.
“Usyk is a skilled fighter who boxed exceptionally well. But that was my main concern with this fight: Joshua’s vulnerability. He’s been like this for a long time “Warren went on to say.
“I felt Joshua would be too big for Usyk, but if he was still standing at the end, I knew he’d been outboxed. At the end, Usyk was on the verge of defeating him.
“He was afraid of guns. Never let go of his grip. They may talk about rematches all they want. He’s been completely exposed, exactly like he was against Ruiz.
“How could he be getting jabbed by Usyk, who was trying to take the fight to him? That caught me off guard. What is Tyson Fury going to do to Joshua if he defeats Usyk? You’d put your money on Tyson to beat him.” Matchroom Boxing Chairman Eddie Hearn promised supporters after the fight that Fury and. “Brinkwire News Summary.”