Tyson Fury has spoken about a potential heavyweight showdown between two former champions and has branded it “the battle of the biggest loser”.
Fury takes on former UFC champion Francis Ngannou this weekend in a clash being billed as the “battle of the baddest”. Should, as most expect, ‘The Gypsy King’ come through that fight unscathed then contracts have been signed for the undisputed showdown against Oleksandr Usyk.
Earlier in the year Saudi Arabian promotional outfit, Skills Challenge, made it clear they wanted to host a mega card of Fury vs Usyk and Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder on the same night. Since then the landscape of boxing within the region has shifted with the undisputed fight being signed with a different organisation and the idea of the four top heavyweights appearing on the same card seem to die.
However, Joshua made comments recently saying it was still the plan to make the Wilder fight for the undercard, something which Fury, in an interview with iFL TV, has called embarrassing.
“It’s quite embarrassing really when you’ve got a former heavyweight champion begging for a fight. Begging to be on our undercard. Is he a child or what?”
Speaking about the possible match-up between Joshua and Wilder, the WBC champion didn’t hold back in his assessment.
“He wants to go on my undercard, him vs Wilder, the battle of the biggest loser. Come on.”
Tyson Fury has responded to Anthony Joshua's claims that he could appear on the Fury/Usyk undercard against Deontay Wilder 👀
— IFL TV (@IFLTV) October 24, 2023