Tyson Fury Gives Incredibly Honest Opinion Of Rival Anthony Joshua

Tyson Fury has never been one to hold his tongue, especially when it comes to talking about his rivals, and the lineal heavyweight champion has given his honest opinion on Anthony Joshua, and it's all really complimentary.

'He's a bum,' 'he's a dosser,' two phrases that are sure to come out of Tyson Fury's mouth when he's verbally sparring with an opponent ahead of a big fight and something you wouldn't be totally surprised to hear him say about Anthony Joshua after his defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr.

However in an interview with boxing journalist Gareth A Davies the lineal heavyweight champion, and The Ring world number one, was instead very complimentary about the 2012 Olympic champion.

Talking honestly Fury talked incredibly about where AJ had come from, his business acumen and even his boxing skill:

Joshua was expected to beat Ruiz Jr, especially with the Mexican being a replacement for Jarrell Miller with just six weeks notice, and keep the three biggest heavyweights undefeated.

It now falls to Fury to make sure that he doesn't lose ahead of his rematch with Deontay Wilder next year, when he faces Tom Schwarz on Saturday.

It's the first time that the former world champion will be in the ring since his draw with Wilder and should he get past the German and the Bronze Bomber beat Luis Ortiz later this year then the pair will meet in 2020 for the second time.

Joshua's next date in the ring is likely to come around November when he'll take on Ruiz Jr in a rematch and try and win back his three versions of the world heavyweight title.

Even before his loss the 29 year old had been dealt the double blow of Wilder's next two fight announcements, meaning he'd have been struggling for top quality opponents.

Ruiz with all his gold. Image: PA Images
Ruiz with all his gold. Image: PA Images

At some point you'd hope that AJ will fight both Wilder and Fury and then you might see his fellow Brit throw a few dossers in his direction.

For now at least we know exactly what Fury thinks about his rival and it's refreshingly honest and respectful.

Ryan Sidle

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