Joshua vs Usyk: Fury furious over ‘worst heavyweight fight’


Tyson Fury has labeled Oleksandr Usyk win over Anthony Joshua one of the worst heavyweight fights he has watched.

The unbeaten Ukrainian defended his unified WBO, WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles by claiming a brilliant 12-round via split decision in Saudi Arabia early Sunday morning.

In a video on his Instagram story, while watching the bout surrounded by family and friends, Fury said, “After watching that, I can say that’s one of the worst heavyweight fights I’ve ever seen.

“I would annihilate both of them on the same night.

“Get your cheque book out because the Gypsy King is here to stay forever.”

It is hoped Usyk’s back-to-back wins over Joshua will now set the scene for a thrilling showdown with Fury, who has once more reversed his decision to retire from the sport.

After his victory, Usyk had called out Fury – the WBC title holder – in an effort to put together an undisputed fight, which could be worth up to £100m to both undefeated boxers. No man has held every major heavyweight title in boxing since Lennox Lewis back in 2000.

Fury has until Friday to decide whether he will keep hold of his WBC belt or accept a fight with Usyk, which would likely be held in the Middle East at the end of the year.

And following his win over Joshua, Usyk said, “I want to fight him and if I am not fighting Tyson Fury, I am not fighting at all. Only God knows whether I will fight him or not, but all these gentlemen here around me, my team, they are going to help me.”