Fury promoter feels Anthony Joshua too old to learn new tricks

Published 10/04/2021, 12:33 PM EDT
Boxing – WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Titles – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – September 25, 2021 Anthony Joshua in action against Oleksandr Usyk Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge


Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren did not hold back when he spoke about Anthony Joshua. Recently, British heavyweight Anthony Joshua lost his titles to Oleksandr Usyk after a unanimous points decision. Joshua will now fight the Ukrainian again sometime in the near future.

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Frank Warren seems to think that Anthony ‘AJ’ Joshua will not be able to beat Usyk. “Some people said, ‘He’s still learning.’ He’s 32 years of age. He’s not some young rookie. What planet is everybody on here? He got beat by the better fighter who showed more ba*ls than he did.”

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Warren said, Joshua, got lucky since he turned pro, “I cannot see Usyk jumping on the party circuit and turning up horrendously out of condition. Fortune has very much favored Joshua since he turned pro”

While Warren had some harsh words for Joshua, he still believes a fight between Joshua and Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury will give the people what they want. He says the fight will sell even if they both don’t have any title on the line and it remains the fight to make in the future.

Joshua will trigger his rematch clause against Oleksandr Usyk soon and will look to win his titles back. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian heavyweight champion conquered the heavyweight division in just his third fight and will look to defend his titles for the first time.

What’s next for Anthony Joshua?

The former British heavyweight champion will take on Oleksandr Usyk again and look to win his titles back. A clause in the contract guaranteed a rematch to Joshua in case he lost their first fight.

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Joshua’s British rival Tyson Fury also found himself in such a situation when he beat Deontay ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder and became heavyweight champion. Wilder invoked the rematch clause and now Fury will fight Wilder for the third time on October 9.

Therefore, Joshua will look to regain his titles and challenge the winner of Fury vs Wilder III for the title of ‘undisputed’ heavyweight champion of the world.

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Who do you think will win? Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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