Fury proposes tag-team fight against Joshua, Usyk

By Daily Sports Nigeria on September 2, 2023

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has boldly claimed that he could beat both Anthony Joshua and on the same night.

Fury has been heavily linked to fights against Usyk and Joshua but is yet to face either of the two in the ring. ‘The Gypsy King’ is instead set to fight former UFC champion Francis Ngannou on October 29 in Saudi Arabia but his WBC belt won’t be on the line as it is a crossover bout.

Footage from Fury’s new Netflix documentary has shown him discussing potential fights against Usyk and Joshua, which led to him proposing a tag-team boxing match. Fury thinks Usyk would be too easy a challenge so he suggested the Ukrainian should tag the British-Nigerian in for alternate rounds.

“Beating Usyk doesn’t do anything for me, who the flipping heck is he? Me giving Usyk a fight is like me not chucking him the bone, but chucking him the full dog’s home. Everybody expects me to beat Usyk, a middleweight guy who is smaller than me,” Fury said of his heavyweight rival.“If he beat me it’s like ‘Oh my god, he beat the mammoth who no one could beat!’ I’m not going to give somebody the opportunity to gain that. Hell no. It would probably be a better fight if Usyk and Joshua fought me both together, like a tag-team. Just keep switching between rounds. I’d actually batter them both on the same night, that’s how easy they are.”

Usyk was in action last Saturday as he stopped Daniel Dubois to defend his unified heavyweight titles, but the win was overshadowed by a controversial low blow that some fans believe was a legal punch.

Joshua also fought earlier on August 12 as he knocked out Robert Helenius in the seventh round, who has since tested positive for a banned substance taken from a pre-fight drug test.

The former unified heavyweight champion was shocked by the failed test. Eddie Hearn discussed Joshua’s initial reaction to the failure in an interview with Matchroom’s YouTube channel on Wednesday.

“I messaged him (Joshua) and said, “Guess what? You’re not going to believe this.” And he just replied with the eyes emoji,” Hearn said.

“And I said “Robert Helenius has tested positive. I think his words were, “Wow, you’ve really got to be taking something to beat me.”

Source Punch Ng

Posted September 2, 2023


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