Anthony Joshua was beaten by an elite technical display from Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk. The entire Tottenham Hotspur Stadium was stunned by the 34-year old’s striking masterclass. Their beloved AJ lost his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles and eventually a chance for a super-fight against Tyson Fury.
Reacting to Anthony Joshua’s loss, a dejected Tyson Fury, told THE MACLIFE and a press conference later that he was beyond dejected that AJ lost the fight. However, he then divulged that he had eyes only on the upcoming trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder on the 9th of October.
“Did I watch the fight? Yes I did” – Tyson Fury on watching Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk
Fury was quoted as saying, “Did I watch the fight? Yes I did. Was I absolutely wounded that he won? Yes I was. I was hoping Joshua could win the fight, but he couldn’t – and that’s none of my business. The only thing I’m bothered about is beating Deontay Wilder, and that’s the most dangerous heavyweight out there. In my opinion, Wilder beats Joshua, Usyk, all the rest of the division, comfortable – but he cannot beat me.” [via the Guardian]
Fury, now, has his mind only on Wilder. The fight will be taking place on the 9th of October at the T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada. His last fight was against Wilder as well – a rematch of the draw that took place in December 2018. Fury handed Wilder his first loss at the rematch in February 2020.
Wilder, on the other hand, has been putting in the hard yards since his first-ever loss to the Gypsy King. He looks more motivated than ever, at least that’s what the promos show. A win here, would earn him the right to challenge Usyk (or winner of AJ-Usyk 2) for the undisputed heavyweight championship (or will Fury challenge him for a quadrilogy fight in the aftermath?)