‘I can give him the mental toughness’: World champion Tyson Fury makes stunning offer to TRAIN British heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua for his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk following last month’s shock defeat
- Tyson Fury has offered to ‘teach’ Anthony Joshua how to beat Oleksandr Usyk
- AJ lost 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 to the Ukrainian at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
- Joshua had to subsequently hand over his WBA, WBO and IBF belts to Usyk
- Fury believes he can teach Joshua how to beat the Ukrainian in their re-match
Tyson Fury has offered to ‘teach’ Anthony Joshua how to beat Oleksandr Usyk following his defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last month.
Joshua lost his WBA, WBO and IBF belts after the three ringside judges scored the fight 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 in the Ukrainian star’s favour.
However, Joshua has exercised the re-match clause in his contract as he is eager to regain his heavyweight titles in a second bout that is likely to take place in the early months of 2022.
Tyson Fury (above) has offered to ‘teach’ Anthony Joshua how to beat Oleksandr Usyk
Looking ahead to Joshua’s re-match with Usyk, Fury sensationally said he would offer his services to his bellow Brit.
‘I feel I can give him the mental toughness, to give him the ability to beat Usyk. I could give him the right instructions to do the job,’ he told ILF TV.
‘It’s not that his own trainer can’t, but there is a way that you can beat Usyk and only I can teach him that.’
Joshua suffered his second career defeat at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last month
Joshua lost his WBA, WBO and IBF belts (above) after the three ringside judges scored the fight 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 in the Ukrainian star’s favour
Fury has, however, said he would only ‘teach’ Joshua if he was able to beat Deontay Wilder this weekend.
‘Only if I can beat Deontay Wilder on Saturday night. Because if I get beat too then we’d just be two losers together,’ he added.
AJ’s loss to Usyk has derailed a potential unification bout with Fury as the likes of Wilder, Dillian Whyte, Joe Joyce continue to stand in the way of history.
As a result, Britain’s wait for a first-ever undisputed heavyweight champion in the four-belt era will now continue until, at the very earliest, summer 2022.
Nevertheless, Fury is focused on his trilogy fight with Wilder – claiming he is going to ‘smash’ the Bronze Bomber to bits.
Fury has, however, said he would only ‘teach’ Joshua if he was able to beat Deontay Wilder
He previously said: ‘I’m going to smash Deontay to bits again just like I did in our second fight. But I’m the only man whose done this and the only one who can do it.
However, he did say he would never take Wilder for granted as he is the ‘most dangerous heavyweight in the world.’
Fury said: ‘He would do the same to Usyk, Joshua and all the others in the heavyweight division. Wilder is the most dangerous heavyweight in the world.
One punch from him in anyone round can end your career. I never take any opponent for granted, big or small, and certainly not this one.’