By Cameron Temple
There has been very little enthusiasm around a potential Tyson Fury vs Mahmoud Charr fight and Joe Joyce has joined the club of those who don’t want to see it.
Fury was on a path to fight Anthony Joshua, after the pair agreed terms, but ‘The Gypsy King’ called the clash off after ‘AJ’ failed to meet his deadline of 5pm on Monday to sign the contract.
Since then, Fury has revealed that his replacement opponent will be the 37-year-old former WBA ‘regular’ champion, Charr, and this has been met with disdain from boxing fans, including fellow British heavyweight, Joyce.
“It’ll be a good fight while it lasts,” Joyce told SecondsOut. “But I think people don’t want to see that.
“They want to see Fury in better fights like Usyk, or Joshua, or me. There’s plenty of other fights out there.”
As for Fury’s rival, Joshua, he is now out in the cold without an opponent for December and when Joyce was asked how a fight might go between himself and AJ, he gave a comprehensive answer.
“He gets knocked out, he gets bashed up,” Joyce told IFL TV.
“His last performances haven’t really impressed me.”
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Following Joyce’s terrific eleventh round stoppage victory over Joseph Parker, talkSPORT’s Spencer Oliver is in agreement that ‘The Juggernaut’ would be the favourite going into a fight with Joshua.
“He’s going to be a difficult man to beat, whoever he is in against,” Oliver said.
“Say he boxes Anthony Joshua next, who would you pick to win that one? I mean, Joyce would probably start the favourite, if I’m totally honest, off that performance.
“What he done there to Joseph Parker, who has been around a long time and is still only 30 years of age and he’s got all of that experience and you can highlight all the people he has been the distance with.
“Dillian Whyte, he pulled himself off the floor. Anthony Joshua, he went the distance with. Andy Ruiz, he beat. I mean, the guy is a world-class operator.
“What Joyce done there was incredible, that was a fantastic contest.”
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