Tyson Fury superior to Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk after Deontay Wilder knockout
Simon Jordan has urged sceptics and fans alike of Tyson Fury to stop comparing him to Muhammad Ali, but conceded he is the best of this generation.
Fury blitzed past Deontay Wilder on Saturday night in Las Vegas to retain his WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight titles after 11 enthralling rounds in Sin City.
Despite getting dropped twice in the fourth round, the ‘Gypsy King’ climbed off the canvas literally and physically to stop his American adversary.
It was a valiant effort from the ‘Bronze Bomber’ from Alabama, but he proved no match for Fury as the Brit concluded their trilogy in brilliantly brutal fashion.
Speculation about who the 33-year-old will first has raged ever since he crashed a right hand off Wilder’s skull to secure victory, with Dillian Whyte a possible contender.
Yet Jordan believes there is no one who can compare to Fury in this era, yet urged supporters to not get carried away.
“Well, I think it is unarguable, the point he made,” Jordan told talkSPORT. “Which is, of his generation, he is the best.
“I’ve been raving about Tyson Fury for a long time, pushing back against the ideas of people like Johnny Nelson, who will advocate that Joshua would beat him.
“There is nobody in the current generation that I see, there is nobody who could take anything away from that fight, whether is it Oleksandr Usyk or Anthony Joshua, who would have come away and seen how they could win this fight.
“That wasn’t even a very good Tyson Fury on Saturday night; that was a Tyson Fury that didn’t look as focused and as sharp as I have seen in him other fight. Yet he still dispatched of Deontay Wilder.
“Where does he rank? I don’t think you can rank him up there with people like Muhammad Ali, because I think that is a false comparison. But I think certainly, he is a phenomenon. He’s 20 stone, he moves like someone that is 15 stone, he’s got great punching power, albeit not the same concussive punching power as Deontay Wilder.
“He can get out of range, he can get in range, he is clever, he’s so strong, he is so resilient – there’s not much you can’t say about him.”