Tyson Fury Says Joe Joyce Made Big Mistake By Not Accepting Training Offer

Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury is disappointed that Joe Joyce didn’t take his offer to train with him.

Joyce is set to rematch Zhilei Zhang on Saturday, as the two fought earlier this year and the Chinese heavyweight scored an upset TKO win. Immediately, Joyce triggered his rematch clause and Tyson Fury offered to train the fellow Brit.

However, Joyce didn’t take the offer, which Fury says is a reason why he lost, and will lose again.

“He got beat like I thought he would,” Fury told Dev Shani for Queensberry Promotions (h/t BoxingScene). “Me and Shane [his brother] thought that Zhang would beat him. I actually thought that Joe would have to get up off the floor a couple of times and claw a win back, maybe, if he took him a few rounds. Obviously he didn’t and he got beat. I told Joe – live on the internet – that if he came to Morecombe Bay I’d almost guarantee him a win over Zhang. He didn’t, he went to Vegas. You can’t help somebody who doesn’t want to be helped. It is what it is.”

Tyson Fury believes if Joe Joyce trained with him, he would help the Brit smash Zhilei Zhang in the rematch.

“I can’t tell you that. That would be giving my training secrets away but let me just say, make no mistakes about it, if Joe had come up to Morecombe Bay he would have smashed Zhang,” Fury said. “Now I’m not so sure. You have to favour the Chinese man, purely on the fact that he’s already beaten him once and if he doesn’t do something different in the next fight and it goes down the same road, he’ll beat him again.

“I think he’s a very tough opponent and he’s a big southpaw punching man. He’s not like Usyk, a feather duster jibbing and jabbing around the ring. This man is trying to take your brains out. He’s 6ft 6in and twenty stone. He’s a very different customer and very dangerous,” Fury concluded.

Currently, Joyce is a slight betting underdog against Zhang.

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