It’s no secret that Tyson Fury wanted Anthony Joshua to win this past weekend.
If that were the case and Fury went on to defeat Deontay Wilder on October 9, we may have finally seem the long-awaited heavyweight title unification clash between the two domestic rivals.
Instead, Oleksandr Usyk outclassed Joshua over 12 rounds to become the new unified heavyweight champion with a rematch likely to be next.
Fury, meanwhile, could end up having to face someone else like Dillian Whyte even if he does defeat Wilder.
And even if Joshua regains his titles, who knows if the fight will ever happen? That is why Fury admitted he was wounded by the result.
“He [Usyk] did his job. That’s all I know,” Fury told the media recently (via Middle Easy). “He won his fight, good luck to him. There’s not much to assess to express.
“Did I watch the fight? Yes, I did. Was I absolutely wounded that he [Usyk] won? Yes, I was. I was hoping Joshua could win the fight but he couldn’t, and that’s none of my business.”
That said, Fury doesn’t plan on kicking Joshua while he’s down. Even despite their trash talk and rivalry in the past.
“I’ve got no interest in slating anybody or kicking anybody while they’re down,” Fury added. “It ain’t my style. I like to pick on someone who is doing well, successful, on top of the game. I don’t like picking on people who are down and probably at their lowest point and probably mentally unstable and unwell with a big loss after such a long reign.
“Usyk done his job, he had to do what he had to do and that’s that. Joshua’s got to do what he’s got to do. Like I said, none of my real business. Can’t say I’m interested because I’ve got ‘The Bronze Bomber’ to deal with and whoever’s next, we’ll deal with them just like I’ve done my other 31 opponents I’ve already faced.”