Tyson Fury claims former world champion Anthony Joshua is “finished” in boxing.
2012 Olympic Gold Medalist and former IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight boxing champion Joshua was knocked out in the seventh round at Madison Square Garden Saturday night by massive betting odds underdog Andy Ruiz Jr.
Ruiz handed Joshua his first professional loss and shocked the boxing world with the upset.
A rematch is now likely to take place in October or November later this year, where Joshua will get the chance to win his belts back.
Fury told BBC Sport: “When a man doesn’t want to be there once, he will always do it and it’s hard to come back from. He did it that night and I don’t think he will come back from it. Finished. Ask any top trainer who has been around the sport a lifetime. When he got to the ring I saw he didn’t want to be there. Everybody thought that man could beat me. In what world could he ever beat me? What were people seeing? I don’t know what people were looking at as I don’t know in what world he could have beaten me.”
Fury takes on Schwarz at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in his first fight since his controversial draw with Deontay Wilder last December.
“Physically Joshua could out-train everyone,” added the 30-year-old, who is preparing for his Las Vegas debut. “He would break every heart monitor, has probably worn out every treadmill in the gym, smashes the bag, it’s all very unimportant. Boxing isn’t rocket science and today people are trying to make it a scientist thing. If you can fight you can fight, if you can’t you can forget about it. You can eat every protein bar in the world, when you get banged on the chin and panic, it doesn’t really help you much. The best feeling I got from it was the two best conditioned fighters in the last 20 years have been (Wladimir) Klitschko (who Fury beat in 2015) and Joshua and they both got done by two fat men.”