By Craig Daly: Tyson Fury prefers to face Joe ‘The Juggernaut’ Joyce subsequent quite than IBF, WBA & WBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.
Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) will want elbow surgical procedure earlier than he faces Usyk or Joyce subsequent. Final Saturday night time, Fury efficiently defended his WBCC title, stopping Derek Chisora within the tenth spherical on the Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium in London.
After the struggle, Usyk was invited by Fury into the ring for them to start hyping their undisputed match within the first quarter of 2023. Nonetheless, Usyk regarded like a deer in headlights whereas being scolded by Fury.
Joyce then stepped ahead and started speaking up his personal possibilities for a struggle with Fury, leaving Usyk standing there, ignored and forgotten. Joyce took over and the trash-talking with Fury. The British followers bought excited at seeing these two hype up a struggle.
On the post-fight press convention, Fury claimed he’s nonetheless interested by combating Usyk, but when the match can’t get made, he desires Joyce subsequent as a result of he charges him as a greater fighter.
“Individuals have been asking me all night time, ‘who’s a more durable struggle, Usyk or Joyce?’ For my part, Usyk is the slicker boxer, however Joe Joyce is ‘The Juggernaut,’ and I believe Joe give me a more durable struggle than Usyk, 100%,” mentioned Tyson Fury on the post-fight press convention final Saturday night time after his tenth spherical knockout win over Derek Chisora.
“Massive Joe, 6’7”, and 19 1/2 stone like a juggernaut coming ahead at me, making an attempt to smash me to items, or Usyk making an attempt to steal a jab, operating across the ring, making an attempt to nick a degree right here and there.
“So, I believe Usyk is an excellent fighter. I’m not going to take something away from him. He’s the undisputed cruiserweight champion, and he’s the unified heavyweight champion. So he’s had a improbable profession, however I believe I’ll do a job on him.
“I can’t simply suppose. I don’t simply wish to discuss. I wish to show it, so let’s get that one on. However like I say, I do suppose the largest problem on the market for me is Joe Joyce, the ‘Juggernaut.’
“I point out him loads as a result of I’m very impressed with the place he’s been and the place he’s come from. He ought to be an Olympic gold medalist. He bought ripped off within the ultimate [against France’s Tony Yoka], for my part.
“He’s accomplished all the things requested of him. He’s crushed Bryant Jennings, a world class fighter, Daniel Dubois, a world class fighter, and my good good friend, Joseph Parker. He’s obligatory prepared. Like I say, if Usyk can’t be made, then we’ll do the Juggernaut and provides them a conflict of titans for certain,” mentioned Fury.