Tyson Fury has made a further comment about the future of Anthony Joshua.
The WBC heavyweight champion was critical of the former two-time unified king last weekend after he suffered his second defeat to Oleksandr Usyk.
Fury has targeted a showdown with the WBA Super, IBF, IBO and WBO world champion, who also picked up ‘The Gypsy King’s’ old Ring Magazine belt, after he outpointed Joshua by a split decision on Saturday at the Jeddah Superdome in Saudi Arabia.
Usyk moved to 20-0 with 13 quick finishes after coming out on top on the 113-115, 116-112 and 115-113 scorecards before stating that the clash with 34-year-old former unified champ Fury for all the marbles is the only fight on his mind.
And though Fury was quick to respond to the Ukrainian’s challenge, despite having since issued a time and money demand for a fight that has been described as “the biggest since Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier”, he has once again taken aim at his fellow Brit Joshua.
When asked what he thought about Joshua’s legacy, he told talkSPORT:
“I see AJ’s legacy as being in tatters at the moment.
“No disrespect to Joshua, because he’s a 25-3 fighter or whatever he is but at top class world level boxing, he just can’t cut it.”
Should a deal be agreed for Fury to meet Usyk, with Fury’s UK promoter Frank Warren confident that it can be done with the purse split seemingly agreed at 50-50, it will crown the first heavyweight undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis in 1999.
Fury signed to fight former Olympic gold medallist Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) last August for all the belts, only for the all-British clash to be ditched in favour of a Fury trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder.
And he added:
“Joshua has found his level. He’s come up once in that top level, he’s lost three of his last five fights.”
Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh, is the front-running location for the potential £500million confrontation between the pair, with December 17, the night before the final of the FIFA World Cup in neighbouring Qatar, under consideration as the date for the fight.