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Fury won’t attend Joshua vs. Usyk II rematch in August

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By Brian Webber: Tyson Fury revealed on Wednesday that he doesn’t plan on attending the Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk II rematch on August 20th because he views them both as “bums.”

Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) will be missing on a perfect public relations opportunity if he fails to show up at ringside for the Joshua-Usyk 2 clash in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on August 20th, because he can help create interest in him facing the winner.

That said if it’s true that the 33-year-old Fury ONLY wishes to fight Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs), that will account for his lack of interest in attending the live rematch.

If Fury is worried about having pressure immediately put on him by fans and the media once Usyk’s hand is raised in victory on August 20th, not being present on the night will save ‘The Gyspy King’ grief & aggravation.

Fury is a good fighter, but his slow, lumbering style is made to order for the crafty, athletic, and better-skilled Usyk.

There was a time in Fury’s career when he would have stood a better chance of beating a talent like Usyk, but those years are long past in his rearview mirror.

It’s fair to say that the version of Fury that defeated Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 and fought to a controversial draw against Deontay Wilder in 2018 would have had a good chance of beating Usyk, but not the guy we’ve seen since 2020.

To be sure, the chances of Joshua winning are pretty low, especially given his new hire of American coach Robert Garcia as his new trainer. It’s transparently clear what the game plan will be for Joshua, and it’s not going to work.

The Oxford, California native Robert Garcia is a trainer that has already trained sluggers that lead with their face and look for knockouts at the expense of their defense.

For Joshua to succeed with Garcia’s game plan, he’ll need stamina and a sturdy chin. Unfortunately, Joshua is deficient in those two areas, and adding Robert to his team isn’t going to instill those properties into his game automatically.

“I wouldn’t go to it if it was in Morecambe. Two bums fighting each other,” said Fury to talkSPORT.

“Oleksandr Usyk is a middleweight coming up, none of my interest at all.”

“I’m terrified of him,” said Fury in reacting to one of the listeners saying that he’s ‘running scared of Joshua. “He’s got a chin of granite, a heart of gold, and everything a fighting man should have.

“I’m shaking in my boots. Let me tell you. Joshua is getting beat by Usyk again. Unless he gets his fat a** to Morecambe to let me train him, I don’t see him winning the fight. He will get beat again,” said Fury.

Tyson is betraying himself by his constant request for Joshua to allow him to train him for the Usyk rematch. Fury doesn’t want to fight Usyk, and it’s obvious why he doesn’t fancy the clash.

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