WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury expects Oleksandr Usyk to retain his unified crown against Anthony Joshua.
Last September, Usyk outboxed the bigger Joshua over twelve rounds to capture the WBO, WBA, IBO, IBF heavyweight titles at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
A rematch is being positioned to take place on a date in June or July.
Not only does Fury pick Usyk to win, but he also believes Joshua’s career will be over in the aftermath.
“Here’s how it goes. You’ve heard it here first. He’s going to get busted by Usyk in the rematch – if he even has the guts to take it. Then he’s finished, career over. Three losses, goodnight Vienna, got beat by a middleweight, move over,” Fury told The Sun.
“He had the opportunity to make it all go away and let me take care of his dirty washing and pay him money to do it, but he didn’t because greed got the better of him,” Fury said.
“They thought I was a desperate man and that I wanted to fight for the undisputed title that much that I’d give away everything. The demands these people were making were ridiculous. Out of every negative situation, something positive has happened and I’m smiling now like a Cheshire Cat.”
“I couldn’t give one flying hoot sniff about that [Joshua] fight not happening. About that bodybuilder, I have no interest. When he was an unbeaten man, not a problem, when he was a champion, not a bother, but now he has nothing to offer. What did he say years ago? I only want to fight the people who have the belts. All of a sudden, he doesn’t have any belts.”