Tyson Fury: Wilder would KO Joshua, the businessman, in the 1st round
By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury says Deontay Wilder would destroy Anthony Joshua with a 1st round knockout if that fight happens. Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) said he views Joshua as a “businessman” with his fascination with trying to collect all the titles in the heavyweight division.
Fury maintains that Deontay (42-1-1, 41 KOs) is the most “dangerous” heavyweight in the division, and it’s his job to try and beat him because Joshua can’t.
What Fury is trying to say is that Joshua’s obsession with trying to become the undisputed champion is a way of making more money because it’s a good marketing tool.
From Fury’s perspective, it’s not about Joshua wanting to be validated in the eyes of the fans by becoming the undisputed champion, using it as a marketing tool.
Fury has an old-school outlook on his career, focusing more on beating the best and not giving a fig about collecting titles to increase his marketability.
Fury facing the most “dangerous heavyweight
“I’ll deal with these guys later – the most important thing to me is Wilder, the most dangerous heavyweight in the world who would knock out Joshua in the first round,” Fury said to Sky Sports.
“I’ve got to get past Wilder; then those guys will get their five minutes of fame. I’ll give them the biggest beatdown they have had in their lives.
“As I’ve told Eddie Hearn, the difference between me and them is they are businessmen, and I’m a Spartan.
You can argue that if Joshua becomes the undisputed heavyweight champion, the product endorsement offers will pour in like mad from different companies wanting him to endorse their stuff.
Other than that, it doesn’t mean much to earn the undisputed championship because even if you collect all the belts, it doesn’t mean you can beat everyone in the division.
It just means you beat the guys that held the titles, and many of them are paper champions, guys that were skillfully maneuvered by their cunning promoters.
We already saw Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs) get beaten by Andy Ruiz Jr and might have lost the rematch if Andy had ballooned up to 283 lbs.
Undisputed means nothing to Fury
“This talk of undisputed means nothing to me. I’m not Eddie Hearn or Anthony Joshua. I fight because this is what I do – it’s what I was born to do,” said Fury.
“I don’t care about belts or that stuff being remembered. And I care about smashing people. If Wilder is in front of me, I will give him a good hiding. The motivation? It’s what I was born to do,” said Fury.
It’s disappointing to see how much emphasis Joshua puts into rounding up all the belts in the heavyweight division.
All that wasted time could be better spent facing quality fighters that the boxing public wants to see him fight.
So instead of Joshua burning through his career fighting the likes of Oleksandr Usyk and Kubrat Pulev in mandatory defenses, he could dump the straps and fight the guys the fans want to see him battle like Dillian Whyte, Filip Hrgovic, Andy Ruiz Jr, Luis Ortiz, Joe Joyce, and Daniel Dubois.
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