Tyson Fury 'absolutely wounded' by Anthony Joshua's loss to Oleksandr Usyk

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Wilder will be fought by Fury in Las Vegas on the 9th of October

Tyson Fury stated that he was "absolutely hurt" by the loss of British heavyweight rival Anthony Joshua to Oleksandr Uzyk.

Before an arbitration hearing decided that Fury had to fight Deontay wilder, the WBC champion Fury was set for a unification fight with Joshua.

Usyk beat Joshua by a unanimous points decision in London last Saturday.

Fury stated, "I was hoping Joshua would win the fight. But he didn't. That's my business."

"Did you watch the fight?" Yes, I did. Did I feel absolutely hurt that he won? Yes, I was.

Unbeaten Fury will take on American Wilder in their third fight in Las Vegas on October 9th. They fought their first fight in December 2018, and Fury won their second by a 7th round knockout in February 2020.

The fight was originally scheduled for Las Vegas on July 24, but Fury was diagnosed with coronavirus.

Fury said, "The only thing that I care about is beating Deontay wilder, and that's probably the most dangerous heavyweight out here," Fury continued.

"I believe Wilder beats Joshua, Usyk and all the other division players comfortable. But he can't beat me."

Joshua will activate a clause for a rematch to fight Usyk from Ukraine after his second defeat.

Fury stated, "My advice to Joshua is to get stuck in his best way, put his best foot forward, and swing away Jack, swing away."

He said he didn't want to "slam anybody" or kick anyone while they were down, as it wasn't his style.

Fury stated, "I like to pick upon someone who is doing well and successful, on the top of their game - I don’t like picking on people that are down and probably at a low point and possibly mentally unstable and unwell after such a long reign."

"Usyk did his work, he had the job to do it, and that's all. Joshua must do what he has to do."