Anthony Joshua Is Finished – Tyson Fury Says After Joshua Shock Defeat To Andy Ruiz
Fury who shed 64 kilograms in a bid to re-establish himself in the heavyweight division after a battle with mental health and drugs issues, said body shape was no indicator of success.
Tyson Fury believes former world champion Anthony Joshua is “finished” after the British heavyweight’s shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr in New York.
Joshua lost his IBF, WBA and WBO titles on June 1 in one of the biggest upsets in the history of the division.
After the fight, Fury sent a message on Twitter that urged his fellow Briton to “rest up, recover, regroup and come again”.
This week he told BBC Sport:-
Joshua, 29, whose defeat against Ruiz was the first of his career, had previously made Fury an offer to fight.
Joshua’s seventh-round stoppage by Ruiz came as a huge surprise as his opponent had been given barely one month’s notice for the fight and weighed in at more than 20 pounds (nine kilograms) heavier than the Briton.
But unbeaten Fury, who shed around 10 stone (64 kilograms) in a bid to re-establish himself in the heavyweight division after a battle with mental health and drugs issues, said body shape was no indicator of success.
World Boxing Council heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder said last month that he had lined up a highly anticipated rematch with Fury, to take place after Wilder’s rematch with Luis Ortiz, which will reportedly take place in September.
Wilder and Fury fought to a draw in Los Angeles in December after an epic 12-round battle at the Staples Center.
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