Former unified world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (28-0-1) has hit back at the criticism he received from another former unified world heavyweight champion – Anthony Joshua (22-1).
Joshua, 29, lost his world titles earlier this month to Andy Ruiz Jr. and the Brit received a lot of criticism also for his performance against the Mexican-American. Two weeks later, “The Gypsy King” also got in the ring against a pretty unknown Tom Schwarz. Fury made quick work out of the German and defeated him in the second round.
The 30-years-old Fury had this to say to his fellow countryman:
‘I’ve seen something from Joshua recently saying he wishes he could go back to fighting easy opponents,’ Fury told iFL TV.
‘Couldn’t get easier than the opponent he had, could he? Two weeks’ notice and fat as a pig. I don’t think they come easier than that mush! ‘Where was he ranked? Number 15 or 16 by the organizations?
‘He said Tom Schwarz was rated number 69 in the world – Tom Schwarz was rated number two by the WBO.’
‘I have no interest in anything Eddie Hearn says, of course, Eddie Hearn would say something negative, wouldn’t he? Because his golden goose has just been splattered by a fat man. So he’s got to try to discredit me to try and make himself look good.
‘Let me guess, Tom Schwarz is rubbish but Dillian Whyte is brilliant. And Joshua is brilliant but Tyson is rubbish, and everyone else he’s got… Dereck Chisora, Carlos Takam, Oleksandr Usyk – he’s brilliant isn’t he – but everybody else is crap. Deontay Wilder is s***, I’m s***, everybody who he doesn’t have is s*** and everybody who has something to do with him is great. You cannot listen to a word the man says.
‘In my opinion, he knows nothing about boxing, he got Derek Chisora beat by Agit Kabayel for not doing his homework, and he got Joshua beat by Ruiz because he looked at the man’s body and didn’t study boxing, and that’s the truth of the matter, end of.’