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Tyson Fury taunts Anthony Joshua with “still the best heavyweight” tweet

Tyson Fury has broken his silence after Anthony Joshua’s defeat to Oleksandr Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The Gypsy King retweeted a post from MTK Global Boxing which said: “And STILL the best heavyweight on the planet.”

Joshua, 31, was totally outclassed by his Ukrainian opponent in front of a 65,000 capacity crowd in north London on Saturday night.

The British heavyweight lost his heavyweight titles in the process, suffering the second defeat of his professional career.

There could be no debate about the outcome, with the judges scoring the bout 117-112, 116-112, 115-113, all in favour of Usyk.

He produced a performance fully deserving of such a commanding victory – and the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles that came with it.

The result left devastated boxing fans mourning the loss of a potential bout between Joshua and Fury in the near future, with AJ set to exercise a rematch clause in his contract with Usyk.

However, the defeated Londoner hasn’t totally ruled out the prospect of a blockbuster fight with the Gypsy King and is even prepared to fight him without his world titles.

“As I said, I’ll fight Tyson Fury, Wilder, without the belts,” said Joshua after his chastening defeat on Saturday evening.

Who do you think would win in a fight between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury? Let us know in the comments section.



Anthony Joshua surrendered his heavyweight titles to Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday night
Anthony Joshua surrendered his heavyweight titles to Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday night

“The belts are fun. It’s great, it’s legacy. But with or without the belts, I’ll fight whoever. The road to undisputed is a nice title to have and a nice title to chase.

“But would you still watch it, without the belts?

“That’s the main thing – is you’ve got two competitive fighters in the ring from UK soil, that just want to go toe-to-toe.”

Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn revealed after the fight that Joshua will want an immediate rematch with the Ukrainian.

AJ has the option to trigger a rematch clause, setting up a second fight against Usyk.

That is now likely to happen, delaying the prospect of a mouthwatering clash between Joshua and Fury still further.

Tyson Fury taunts Anthony Joshua with "still the best heavyweight" tweet
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