Tyson Fury considers Joyce a tougher opponent than Oleksandr Usyk
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Last weekend, WBC champion Tyson Fury routinely defeated Derek Chisora for the third time, and realistically, Chisora was not a worthy opponent by any standards. The fight was pretty one-sided, which drew a lot of criticism, and Frank Warren later tried to do damage control, saying it was a fight that was supposed to keep him active.
"Gypsy King" does not consider Usyk to be his toughest opponent at the moment. He said that silver Olympian Joe Joyce is actually a tougher opponent than Usyk: “People have been asking me all night, ‘Who is a tougher fight, Usyk or Joyce?’ And in my opinion, Usyk is the slicker boxer, but Joe Joyce is The Juggernaut, and I think Joe gives me a tougher fight than Usyk, 100 percent," Fury stated to The Sun.
“Big Joe, 6’7', and 19-and-a-half stone like a juggernaut coming forward at me, trying to smash me to pieces. Or Usyk trying to steal a jab, running around the ring, trying to nick a point here and there. So, I think that Usyk is a very good fighter, I’m not going to take anything away from him.
He’s the undisputed cruiserweight champion, and he’s the unified heavyweight champion. So he’s had a fantastic career, but I think I’ll do a job on him.
Tyson aims to have the best year of his career
“We’re hopefully gonna see the biggest year of my career.
2023, we’re gonna get the big fights that the fans really crave. First of all let’s talk about Usyk. I’m ready, I’m willing, to take on Usyk next – whether it’s gonna be in Saudi Arabia or back here in the UK.
Both places will be fantastic. And let’s give the fans one champion, one name, one face. Usyk’s up to the challenge. He came over tonight, so fair play to him. He’s not an easy boxer to figure out, he’s a slick, southpaw mover with very good skills, Olympic gold medalist. And he’s coming on some good form so I’m really looking forward to the challenge”.