John Fury: ‘Tyson will WRECK Anthony Joshua, he’ll never be the same again’
By Sean Jones: Tyson Fury’s dad John Fury is warning Anthony Joshua to stay away from him because he’s “WRECK” him, and he’ll never box again if he takes a fight with him. Big John worked himself up in an interview this week with IFL TV and says he says it’ll take half a billion dollars from IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn for Fury to face AJ. He’s not going to take the fight for less.
Hearn has already responded to John’s talk of wanting $500M by saying it’s not happening. Unless Fury is willing to negotiate in a realistic way, he won’t get the Joshua fight.
“He wants a half a billion for the fight,” said Hearn to IFL TV about John Fury. “Obviously he doesn’t want the fight if he wants half a billion. The big message to John Fury is, ‘Please don’t hurt me.'”
The way that John was warning Joshua NOT to take the fight with Fury, it seems like he’s sending mixed messages. On one hand, John wants $500 million for Fury to fight AJ, and then on the other, he’s telling him not to take the fight.
John is still excited about seeing Fury stop WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder last Saturday night in their rematch. Fury went from being a pure boxer to that of a slugger, and he took Wilder out in 7 rounds. Wilder never got into the fight after struggling with the 45-lb costume that he wore for the ring-walk.
John Fury warns Joshua: ‘Don’t mess with Tyson Fury’
“I don’t think you’re a true fighting man,” said John Fury to IFL TV in talking about Anthony Joshua. “Bob Arum said the same thing, and I was thinking it long before Bob Arum said it. When it comes down to the beating, fighting lion heart, I don’t think you got it.
“Don’t mess with Tyson Fury. Keep your belts, and go fight other people, but don’t mess with Tyson unless it’s worth your while, because it’ll be the last time you ever boxing because he will wreck you [Anthony Joshua]. 19 stones [265 pounds], 6’9″ inch wrecking machine, who will not stop coming forward.
“He’ll come forward at you…he’ll school you, and break your heart and make your life a misery and your life will never be the same again,” said John Fury.
Otto Wallin already showed that Fury isn’t a puncher, and can’t knock guys out. What Fury did against Wilder was something that was a result of the punches to the back of the head that he was landing the entire fight. Also, Wilder did look tired at the start of the fight after the ring-walk. Wilder doesn’t have strong legs, so what he says about his costume weakening him.
Joshua brings a lot more to the table than Wilder did, and it’ll be a different fight for Fury against him. Fury won’t be able to try and mug Joshua on the inside as he did against Wilder, because he knows how to fight in close.
Joshua has an excellent uppercut that he throws on the inside. Moreover, he’s not going to be out-muscled by the 273-lb Fury the way Wilder was.
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