August 14, 2022

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Anthony Joshua’s loss against Oleksandr Usyk has left Tyson Fury ‘extremely wounded.’

Tyson Fury stated he was “extremely wounded” by Anthony Joshua’s loss of the WBA, WBO, and IBF heavyweight belts to Oleksandr Usyk.

Fury was slated to battle Joshua for the WBC title earlier this year, but an arbitration panel ruled he had to fight Deontay Wilder instead.

Last Saturday in London, Usyk defeated Joshua by unanimous decision.

“I hoped Joshua would win the fight, but he didn’t, and it’s none of my business,” Fury remarked.

Is it true that I saw the fight? I did it, of course. Was it a complete shock to me that he won? I was, indeed. “

Fury will face American Wilder in their third fight on October 9 in Las Vegas. In December 2018, the pair drew their first fight, and in February 2020, the Briton won by knockout in the seventh round. The third instalment of the trilogy was supposed to take place on July 24 in Las Vegas, but it was postponed after Fury tested positive for coronavirus.

“The only thing that concerns me is defeating Deontay Wilder, who is the most dangerous heavyweight in the world,” Fury continued.

“Wilder, in my opinion, comfortably defeats Joshua, Usyk, and the rest of the division – but he cannot defeat me.”

Following his second loss in his career, Joshua hopes to use a rematch clause to face Ukraine’s Usyk again.

“In the rematch, my advice to Joshua is to get stuck in the best way he can, put his best foot forward, and swing away, Jack, swing away,” Fury added.

“In my opinion, Wilder easily defeats Joshua, Usyk, and the rest of the division – but he cannot defeat me. “

Following his second loss in his career, Joshua hopes to use a rematch clause to face Ukraine’s Usyk again.

“I prefer to pick on someone who is doing well, successful, and at the top of their game – I don’t like picking on people who are down and out, presumably mentally unstable and unwell after such a lengthy reign,” Fury stated.