Fury coach Jorge Capetillo wants Joshua to step aside to let Tyson face Usyk

By Boxing News - 11/27/2021 - Comments

By William Lloyd: Tyson Fury coach Jorge Capetillo wants Anthony Joshua to step aside and let Tyson face IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed championship next.

Capetillo feels that Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) needs to get a new trainer and rest from his loss to Usyk (19-0, 13 KOs) last September.

Thus far, Joshua, 31, and his promoter Eddie Hearn insist on taking the immediate rematch with Usyk, betting that they’ll come out victorious in the same way they did against Andy Ruiz Jr. in December 2019.

Once WBC champion Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) defeats Usyk to win all four belts, Joshua can then face him for the undisputed championship.

It would be a mistake for Joshua to take the immediate rematch with Usyk after the way he was handled by the former undisputed cruiserweight champion in their fight two months ago on September 25th at Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium in London.

Joshua should step aside

“He’s ready to fight anyone, anywhere, anytime,” said Jorge Capetillo to Boxing Social when asked if Fury would fight Dillian Whyte. “It makes a lot of sense.

Image: Fury coach Jorge Capetillo wants Joshua to step aside to let Tyson face Usyk

“Hopefully, AJ will step to the side, and Tyson can fight for all the belts against Usyk, and it would be a massive fight in any part of the world. It can be here; it can be in the UK.

“That’s a huge fight, and I hope AJ can rest for a bit of bit and recover and let these champions do their job.

“No, I think he needs a new start, a fresh start, why not?” said Capetillo when asked if Joshua should move on to a different trainer or stay with Rob McCracken.

“Sometimes we need a fresh start and change the errors and clear up the mind and look for a different place, different sparring partners, different technique.

“He’s [Joshua] been so worried about the science, the footwork, and distance. Don’t get me wrong, that’s the fundamentals, but sometimes you got to fight.

“This [Joshua] is a big guy with big arms and big hands, and he’s not taking advantage of it. I saw him very small against Usyk. He was 240 lbs, a big guy, and I didn’t see his punch. Why? Because he dropped the weight so much.

“He should be the one with the advantage, coming in at 250 or 262 to be the big man to use your weight advantage and use it. Don’t worry about getting slim and being technical. It’s good to be technical and understand the basics and fundamentals, of course, but sometimes you got to fight,” said Capetillo.

With how Hearn and Joshua have told everybody that they’re going to face Usyk in an immediate rematch, it’s probably too late for him to change their minds.

If Joshua were to decide against facing Usyk in an immediate rematch suddenly, he would look bad in the eyes of the boxing fans. Of course, at least Joshua’s career would still be afloat.

Whyte is a good opponent for Fury

“Dillian Whyte is a good opponent, a decent opponent, and he’s a guy that can put on a good show. Obviously, Tyson is way too high on many aspects. Physical, technical, mindset, and skills. He can box, and he can brawl.

“To be honest, I don’t see anybody beating Tyson in this era right now, and he can retire undefeated.

“My son was telling me the other day that he [Fury] can retire with the lineal heavyweight title. It’s crazy, but it’s true. I don’t see anybody beating Tyson,” said Capetillo.

Fury’s promoters will have something to say on whether he takes the fight against WBC mandatory Dillian Whyte next. It’s a risky fight, and there’s a lot of money Fury would lose if Whyte beat him.

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