Following the defeat of Oleksandr Usyk, Tyson Fury sent a surprise message to Anthony Joshua.
Following Anthony Joshua’s shocking loss to Oleksandr Usyk last Saturday, his adversary Tyson Fury wrote him an unexpected message in which the world champion declined to fire a shot, offered advise, and even admitted he was disappointed with the Ukrainian’s victory.
Tyson Fury confessed he was disappointed that Anthony Joshua lost his world title fight to Oleksandr Usyk, but stressed he is only focused on Deontay Wilder. On Saturday night, Joshua lost his WBA, WBA, IBF, and IBO heavyweight titles to the Ukrainian.
In front of 65,000 fans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Usyk – now a two-division champion – dethroned Joshua, as the former undisputed cruiserweight champion easily outperformed Joshua.
Usyk stunned the defending champion on several occasions, proving to be simply too quick – and too good – for the 31-year-old, delivering a number of spectacular strikes.
Throughout the battle, Joshua had little moments of success, but they were short, and he was unable to turn the momentum as Usyk swamped him.
The scorecards read 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 in favor of the challenger, and Joshua simply shrugged his shoulders when he learned of his defeat.
Joshua’s future is suddenly extremely hazy, with a highly-anticipated rematch with Fury seeming improbable.
Despite the painful setback, the Manchester-born hero stated that he will not publicly insult his opponent – and. Fury even stated that he hoped Joshua would win.
“One thing I’ll say while everyone is listening: I have no interest in slapping anyone or kicking them when they’re down,” Fury declared during his news conference.
“It’s just not my style.” I enjoy picking on someone who is performing well and is at the top of their game.
“I don’t like focusing on individuals who are down and out, and who are probably at their lowest point after such a lengthy reign with such a significant loss.”
“Usyk did his job, he had to do what he had to do,” Fury continued. Was I completely stunned when [Usyk] triumphed? Yes.
“I wanted Joshua to win, but he couldn’t, and I have no control over that.”
“I can’t say I’m interested because I’ve got the Bronze Bomber to deal with first, and then whoever comes after that, we’ll deal with them the same way we dealt with the other 31 opponents I’ve already faced.”
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