Tyson Fury Accuses Anthony Joshua of Fighting Weak Competition

Published 09/16/2021, 10:00 AM EDT


The combat sports fanatics are well acquainted with Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua’s cosmic rift that began a few years back. Both the big men fought under the big lights for years and made their way to the top with huge wins in title fights against the sternest of contenders. Over time, they’ve only witnessed a steep rise in their careers, and today, they rank among the best heavyweights of this era.

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As two of the best, they have always looked to get under each other’s skin. In fact, they search for opportunities to mock each other. Recently, ‘The Gypsy King’ hit out at Joshua for fighting weak opponents.

Speaking to The Overlap, he said, “Anthony Joshua’s fought not one heavyweight in his prime. He fought Wladimir Klitschko at 42 years old, Kubrat Pulev – 40-odd, Alexander Povetkin – 40-odd. They’re all former good men. They were good men 20 years ago.” (h/t Michael Benson)

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Joshua and Fury have enjoyed a sublime stint in the heavyweight division. If combined, ‘AJ’ and ‘The Gypsy King’ confronted prodigies and established legends of the division. They beat almost everyone put in front of them and became the best.

Considering their dominance, the only thing left is for them to collide to settle the debate on the best heavyweight of the modern era. Hence, more than anyone else, they themselves are eager to lock horns with each other.

Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury – A fight for the ages

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Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua’s potential fight has been on fans’ wishlists for years. Also, fans from other sporting verticals, too, want to see this fight, as there’s no other contest that can come close to it in today’s time.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury celebrates his win by TKO in the seventh round against Deontay Wilder in the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

However, both the champions currently have their fights aligned. Fury must beat Wilder and ‘AJ’ must beat Usyk before Matchroom, Queensberry, and Top Rank can think about entering talks for ‘The Gypsy King’ vs Joshua once more.

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There is no doubt that it will be a fight for the ages. However, fans will want it to happen sooner (when both men are in their prime) rather than later.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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