Tyson Fury WON’T fight Anthony Joshua if he loses rematch with Andy Ruiz
By Charles Brun: Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is ruling out a HUGE British clash against Anthony Joshua if he loses his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr. on December 7. The unbeaten Fury (29-0-1, 20 KOs) ONLY wants to fight Joshua is he comes out victorious against the 6’2″ dynamo Ruiz. The fight will be shown LIVE on DAZN and Sky Sports Box Office.
Fury putting pressure on Joshua likely won’t make him fight any harder in the Ruiz rematch. Joshua is fighting for his career, and the last thing he needs is Fury giving him dire warnings.
Joshua (22-1, 21 KOs) wants to avenge his 7th round knockout loss to Ruiz Jr. (33-1, 22 KOs) from earlier this year on June 1, and he’ll be facing the American in Saudi Arabia in two months from now. AJ’ and his promoter Eddie Hearn say it was a lucky punch from Ruiz in round 3 that led to him winning.
Fury warns Joshua about what will happen if he loses to Ruiz
“If he gets knocked out again there’s no chance, is there, that’s for sure,” said Fury to skysports.com about Joshua not getting a fight against him if he loses to Ruiz again. “If we were to fight, if he did win this fight, then all my fights have to be in America now, so unless they’re willing to travel to the US,” said Fury.
Fury has to win his rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in February of next year. He’s conveniently not mentioning the Wilder fight that he must win for him to advance to potentially face Joshua in 2020. Right now, Fury doesn’t seem to have his head screwed on straight. He’s now focusing on a new career in professional wrestling, and there’s uncertainty whether he’s dedicated enough to boxing to continue.
Fury’s boxing career likely near end
Even if Fury is still committed to boxing, the time that he’s spending on wrestling it going to make it difficult for him to win his rematch with Wilder.
Fury will be taking part in WWE’s ‘Crown Jewel’ card this month on October 31 in Saudi Arabia. This probably won’t be the last time Fury takes part in a WWE event, as he could have a new career in this sport or whatever you want to call it. There aren’t too many guys with the size of the 6’9″ Fury in WWE .
Top Rank signed Fury recently hoping to turn him into a star in the United States. Instead, all they have to show for it is two fights in which Fury was matched against obscure foreign heavyweights Otto Wallin and Tom Schwarz. Fury hasn’t fought Wilder, Joshua or Ruiz or anyone good. Top Rank obviously was hoping to turn Fury into a star in the U.S by matching him against beatable opposition. Now it looks like Fury is on his way out of the sport due to his WWE career taking off.
Many boxing fans believe Fury is going to get knocked out by Wilder in 2020, and they believe he’ll hang up his gloves right away after that.
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