Tyson Fury on Joshua: “He Must Wait His Turn” Until After Second Usyk Fight

By Daniel Mcglinchey - 04/11/2024 - Comments

Tyson Fury has rejected the possibility of Anthony Joshua fighting him in between his two bouts against IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk. Fury isn’t going to risk those sweet Saudi paychecks.

WBC champion Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) says Joshua must “wait his turn” for him to fight him after his two fights with Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) are completed in Saudi Arabia.

Fury Knows AJ is Trouble

Why would Fury risk having his career sent into the trash bin by fighting Joshua in between his money fights with Usyk?

Joshua is dangerous and big, and he’s not someone Fury can lean on and count on the judges to bail him out. AJ will take the judges out of play, and the mauling bit ain’t going to help Fury.

I see that fight ending badly for Fury, with Joshua reducing him to meteor dust and His Excellency wanting nothing to do with him afterward.

Fury would be the forgotten man, and AJ would be the next flavor of the week that Turki Alalshikh is showering with loads of sweet cash.

Fury’s Smart (And Slightly Cowardly) Move

From Fury’s perspective, it’s safer for him to stick it out with Usyk for the two guaranteed paydays a Saudi official, Turki Alalshikh, provides for him than to risk one by fighting Joshua in between.

If Fury were to get blasted apart by Joshua, the interest in a rematch with Usyk would be nonexistent. The fans would ignore it, viewing Fury as an old useless has been who isn’t worth watching other than to see him get beaten.

For some fans, that might be the only reason they’d tune in to watch Fury fight Usyk again if he’s coming into the match after being evaporated by Joshua in one or two rounds as he did recently to Francis Ngannou.

“Definitely Not!” Fury Quashes Joshua Hopes

“No, definitely not. [Joshua] has to wait his turn until he’s called upon, and then he will have to run fast to get his chance. Then, I’ll fill him in what what he is,” said Tyson Fury to the iFL TV YouTube channel when asked if Anthony Joshua could face him after his May 18th undisputed heavyweight championship fight against Oleksandr Usyk.

Fury Sees a Resurgent AJ, and He’s Not Liking It

This could be seen as an indication that Fury lacks confidence in beating Joshua (28-3, 25 KOs), who has made many improvements since teaming up with Ben Davison and is fighting more like he did when he first turned pro in 2013.

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