Tyson Fury has publicly told Mike Tyson that he would have ‘chinned’ both Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk if he’d fought them when he was in his prime.
The iconic former undisputed heavyweight king gave a harsh opinion of the modern champions’ fight after he watched it back in September.
Tyson tweeted about Usyk’s win: “After watching the Joshua vs Usyk fight, maybe they had a bad day that night.
“From that performance do you really think they could have beat me in my prime?”
That quote has recently been reposted on social media, prompting a reaction from Fury.
Fury tweeted: “@MikeTyson, you would of chinned the pair of p***ies.”
Usyk’s speed, movement and accuracy troubled AJ all night long.
Joshua had moments of success throughout the fight, but could not maintain this for long enough to emerge victorious.
Usyk ultimately outclassed Joshua and had him out on his feet in the final round, with the bell saving AJ from being knocked out.
The scores were 117-112, 116-112, 115-113, crowning Usyk a two-division king of the world as the former cruiserweight champion took hold of the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles.
Now, Fury wants to face Usyk to unify all four belts.
Talks are ongoing to try and enable this to happen, however it currently seems unlikely as both Joshua and Dillian Whyte would have to step aside.
AJ has activated his contractual clause for a rematch with Usyk next, while Fury has been ordered to defend against Whyte.
Unless both challengers accept step-aside payments, Fury vs Usyk cannot happen for the time being.
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