TYSON FURY insists Anthony Joshua will get beaten again by Oleksandr Usyk and bury their all-British rivalry before it even gets started.
The 33-year-old WBC heavyweight champion kicked off the build-up to Saturday’s sold-out Wembley defence against Dillian Whyte with a light training session today.
Tyson Fury says Anthony Joshua’s career will be over if he loses against to Oleksandr Usyk
And the Gypsy King reckons fans should savour this all-English showdown with the Brixton Body Snatcher.
That’s because the AJ empire is about to crumble if he rematches Ukraine genius Usyk – who was a middleweight amateur – in July.
The 6ft 9in showman roared: “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.
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“Then he’s finished, career over. Three losses, goodnight Vienna, got beat by a middleweight move over.”
Joshua, 32, agreed to accept a £15million step-aside deal to delay his shot at regaining his WBA, IBF and WBO titles from Usyk and allow the undisputed decider with Fury take place.
The plan collapsed with Team Fury claiming AJ demanded more money and Team Joshua insisting Fury insisted on a warm-up fight in the interim.
As is with boxing, fans will probably never get to the absolute truth but Fury has doubled down on his claim that Joshua was at fault.
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He said: “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.
“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.”
Fury even reckons that missing out on what was planned to be a two-fight deal taking in Wembley and Saudi Arabia has not hurt him.
And he used his infamous old insult to make his point.
He said. “I couldn’t give one flying hoot sniff about that fight not happening. About that body builder, 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.
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“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.”
AJ ditched trainer and mentor Rob McCracken after the unanimous points defeat at Tottenham stadium in September and looks set to persevere with untested assistant coach Angel Fernandez.
Fury once joked that he and trainer Sugar Hill Stewart would help the Watford ace out.
But now he doubts the master-pupil relationship would work, after critics accused Joshua of quitting his 2019 TKO loss to Andy Ruiz and accepting an inevitable defeat to Usyk.
Fury said: “I’m willing to train him, but he’s got to be willing to learn.
“In my world, numbers on a screen on a heart rate monitor are not welcome.
“You train hard, you put your life and soul into something and you fight until the end.
“You don’t quit when you get knocked down. You don’t look out of the ring like you don’t want to fight on.
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“You go and throw the kitchen sink when you’re behind in a world title fight.
“You don’t cruise to a points loss because in my world, getting knocked out in round one is better than losing on points and not trying to win.”