John Fury has spoken about Anthony Joshua’s chances against his son Tyson Fury should the pair ever meet and called it ‘a mismatch.’
The boxing world has wanted to see Joshua and Fury face off for many years and even Joshua’s back-to-back losses to Oleskandr Usyk in 2021 and 2022 have done little to diminish that desire.
Former two-time champion Joshua no longer holds any belts having surrendered the WBA, WBO and IBF titles and failed to win them back in those two tough 12-rounders against the Ukrainian, and that has made it all the harder to get the fight between the two Brits over the line.
Speaking to Rob Moore, the question as to whether Tyson would ever get in the right with Joshua was posed to ‘Big John’.
“I think in AJ’s case, looking at his last performances, he’s on a build-up mission for a big payday. They’re trying to match him, tread where the grass is low, get fights he can win.”
Moore rightly pointed out that any fight between AJ and The Gypsy King would surely be a big payday, but Fury’s father didn’t seem to buy it.
“Is it though? From what I’m seeing now it would be a mismatch. No ill-feeling to AJ at all. He’s been a great champion, he’s inspired me and I’ve had great fun watching him but he is not the fighter he was three years ago. When Andy Ruiz stopped him it all went wrong from there.”
While Fury is next up against MMA star Francis Ngannou, Joshua is still on the comeback trail with wins over Jermaine Franklyn and Robert Helenius mostly recently, and right now seems to be in protracted negotiations with Deontay Wilder for a big fight in Saudi Arabia in the New Year though his promoter Eddie Hearn has said he would also be open to him fighting Zhilei Zhnag in China.