Tyson Fury “absolutely wounded” about Joshua defeat to Usyk

Tyson Fury says he was “absolutely wounded” by Anthony Joshua losing last weekend.

Joshua lost his WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight titles on Saturday at the hands of Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday.

It appeared Joshua was set for an all-British showdown with Fury before a court ruling in May saw the latter ordered to have a third bout against Deontay Wilder.

But Fury, who meets the aforementioned Wilder in their trilogy clash on October 9 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, admitted to his disappointment that his fellow heavyweight was on the wrong end of a unanimous decision against Ukraine’s Usyk.

“Did I watch the fight? Yes, I did. Was I absolutely wounded that he won? Yes, I was,” Fury, who has a ledger of 30-0-1 with 21 KOs, said in a press conference to promote the BT Sport Box Office fight with Alabama native Wilder. “I was hoping Joshua could win the fight, but he couldn’t –– and that’s none of my business.

“The only thing I’m bothered about is beating Deontay Wilder, and that’s the most dangerous heavyweight out there. In my opinion, Wilder beats Joshua, Usyk, all the rest of the division, comfortable –– but he cannot beat me.”

Fury fought out a controversial draw with Wilder in Los Angeles in December 2018 before beating the American with a seventh-round knockout in Las Vegas in February 2020 and he says he has no preference on whether Joshua or Usyk were next, should he beat ‘The Bronze Bomber’ a second time.

He added: “I don’t care about anybody else – they are not on my radar, only the big dosser.

“I’m in fantastic shape, fit as a fiddle. I’m absolutely ready, today, tomorrow and forever. I’ll always be ready and I’ll never make excuses.

“When I beat Wilder, I’ll be on to the next one, so on and so forth. It’s never about the opponent. It’s the Tyson Fury show until I hang those gloves up.

“Until that day, it’s all about me and the roadshow continues. All these years, 2008 to 2021 and I’m still undefeated.

“There ain’t a man out there born from his mother that can stop me or beat me. I haven’t seen one yet, anyway. Maybe he’s not born, or maybe he is but he hasn’t got the guts to come and fight me.”

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