The promoter of Tyson Fury Frank Warren urged Anthony Joshua to learn to fight like Deontay Wilder or completely forget about Oleksandr Usyk’s rematch.
The Briton was largely beaten by Usyk last month at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and relinquished his WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight world titles.
Warren landed on English soil this week after an incredible week in Las Vegas where he once again saw Fury stop Wilder adamantly to retain his WBC heavyweight title.
The ‘Gypsy King’ descended from the canvas to stop Wilder in the 11e round of an exciting fight, which Warren himself described as the “best heavyweight fight” he has ever watched live.
Great credit goes to the “Bronze Bomber” for having played such a central role in this scintillating trilogy of fights, especially in the last stanza where he showed a formidable heart.
Perhaps realizing his technical shortcomings, the 35-year-old instead attempted to get Fury out of the ring with his trademark right hand and almost knocked his man out with a shot that sent ripples through Fury’s body. .
Warren believes Joshua could follow a similar path for his proposed rematch with Usyk slated for 2022, although the legendary promoter has instead suggested that “AJ” should consider skipping the sequel altogether.
The promoter would then be able to set up a heavyweight unification fight between Fury and Usyk.
“Well, first of all Joshua and Uysk exercised the rematch clause,” he told White and Jordan.
“Usyk is out of sight [for Fury], so the only way to get the fight is for Joshua to retire.
“All the belts would be on the line, they have similar styles. He has speed, a great jab.
“The difference is, Tyson is 6’9 and comes to fight. I want to fight big.
“If I was Joshua, I wouldn’t have revenge, I would go, I would think about what to do and I would retire.
“I heard that Anatoly Lomachenko, who by the way is a great trainer, told Usyk not to finish him and to box him.
“While it’s true that he tried not to knock him out, it’s worrying for AJ because he was gone and someone was about to throw in the towel.
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“If the fight had lasted another 20 seconds, he would have been stopped.
“He has to do what Deontay Wilder did; throw caution to the wind and have a blast.