By Charles Brun: Tyson Fury says he doesn’t want Anthony Joshua vs. Deontay Wilder on the undercard of his fight undisputed heavyweight championship contest against Oleksandr Usyk on December 23rd.
Fury states that it would be “embarrassing” to have the former heavyweight champion Joshua fighting former WBC champ Wilder on his undercard, and he says they should go get their own card to fight on.
There could be fear & jealousy behind Fury saying no to the idea of having AJ & Wilder on his undercard. Think about it. Fury’s fighting style is horrible to watch, involving a lot of leaning & grappling. It’s not really boxing. It’s more stand-up Greco Roman wrestling that Fury does nowadays.
Fury’s eyesore style will make a trash fight against the slick mover IBF/WBA/WBO champion Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) on December 23rd.
The Joshua-Wilder fight would save the day for promoters, as those two would make it an exciting match, giving the fans their money’s worth. Joshua vs. Wilder battle would be a rock ’em sock ’em fight, entertaining for as long as it lasts.
“It’s quite embarrassing really when you’ve got a former heavyweight world champion begging for a fight, begging to be on the undercard,” said Tyson Fury to iFL TV about Anthony Joshua fighting Deontay Wilder in the co-feature spot on his card against IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.
“Is he [Joshua] a child or what? He wants to go on my undercard? Him vs. Wilder? Go and get your own show,” said Tyson.
Obviously, it would be good for boxing to have Joshua-Wilder on Fury’s undercard in December, and Tyson isn’t thinking about the good that it would do the sport by him rejecting the idea of those two monster punchers livening up his card, likely stealing the show.
Charles Brun can’t blame Fury for not wanting Joshua (26-3, 23 KOs) & Wilder (43-2-1, 42 KOs) in his chief support bout in December because the chances of them upstaging his fight with Usyk would be likely.
“Now it’s a real fight, and it goes on the record,” said Fury about the British Boxing Board sanctioning his fight with Francis Ngannou this Saturday, making it a true professional contest and NOT just a silly ten-round exhibition, which is what many fans see it as.
“I’m happy because I’m going to get 35-0 now. Before, it was just going to be a result on the night but not an official win or a loss on your record. Now it makes it a bit more tastier. So, if I get beat, I really have lost. Things just got serious,” said Fury.