Tyson Fury breaks silence on Anthony Joshua’s loss with advice to ‘get stuck in’ in Oleksandr Usyk rematch | Boxing News

Tyson Fury has told Anthony Joshua to change his game-plan for his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk and to “swing away”.

Fury saw any likelihood of an undisputed heavyweight championship fight with Joshua evaporate when his rival was beaten by Usyk at the weekend.

Fury has now advised Joshua: “There are no secrets, no rocket science, to boxing.

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Anthony Joshua says he would still want to face heavyweight rivals Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder regardless of whether world championship belts were on the line.

“Fighters today make it technical. This is just two men punching each other for 12 rounds or less.

“Go to bed early, eat right, drink plenty of water, and get stuck in! If it’s not going your way with the game-plan that you’ve got? Change it up!

“Give your best, give all that you can, leave it all in the ring. Don’t say ‘should have’, ‘would have’, ‘could have’.

“Don’t think: ‘If I trained harder, I could have done better’.

“My advice to Joshua is; get stuck in the best way he knows how! Put your best foot forward. Swing away, swing away!”

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Oleksandr Usyk’s team have announced Anthony Joshua has ‘activated in principle’ a rematch clause

New IBF, WBA and WBO champion Usyk has said that Joshua has ‘activated in principle’ a rematch clause.

Fury will defend his WBC championship against Deontay Wilder on October 9 in Las Vegas to complete their trilogy collision.

But he refused to criticise Joshua for ceding his title reign.

“I’ve got no interest in slating anybody or kicking anybody while they are down,” Fury said. “It’s not my style.

“I like to pick on people who are doing well, who are successful, on top of their game.

“I don’t like picking on people who are down, probably at their lowest point, and probably mentally unstable after a loss after a long reign.

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Head of Sky Sports Boxing, Adam Smith says Anthony Joshua and his team are fully focussed on a rematch with Oleksandr Usyk.

“Joshua has to do what he’s got to do. I can’t say I’m interested because I’ve got ‘the Bronze Bomber’ next. Whoever’s next? We’ll deal with them too.

“I can’t be thinking about what happened in other fights. I can only think about me.”

Fury stopped Wilder comprehensively in their second fight after they battled to a draw in the first meeting.

Wilder has since claimed that his ring-walk outfit tired his legs, that Fury’s gloves were illegally loaded (which the WBC disproved) and that his then-trainer Mark Breland was “disloyal”.

Fury said about those claims: “It made him less of a man, less of a character. If you get beaten, shake the man’s hand and move on.

“Lots of fighters have lost. Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson lost fights. It’s what they do after they lose that makes them who they are.

“When some people lose, they have to make up an excuse.”

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Tyson Fury criticises Deontay Wilder for making ‘excuses’

Fury warned about the third fight with Wilder: “I will go full-out attack, full inventory, from round one until it finishes.

“It will either be me or Wilder, and I can’t anticipate it being myself.

“It took me six weeks [with new trainer Sugarhill Steward] to go from a slick counter-puncher to an aggressive knockout puncher.

“Wilder has 17 months since we fought to change his style. He could have got a degree from college in that time if he had worked hard enough!”

Fury’s US-based promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank said: “There is no heavyweight in the world that can beat Tyson Fury now or in the near future.”

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