Tyson Fury Takes Swipe At Anthony Joshua After Schwartz Fight

Tyson Fury is never one to miss a trick, and following last night's victory in Las Vegas, the British heavyweight took a swipe at bitter rival Anthony Joshua.

Fury was consoling his opponent Tom Schwartz, who had just suffered his first professional defeat after the referee jumped in between the two men to call an end to the bout in the second round.

But following the victorious 30-year-old's conversation with Schwarz, it appeared that he couldn't resist the opportunity to poke fun at Joshua following the younger fighter's shock defeat to Mexican heavyweight and unfancied outsider Andy Ruiz Jr, two weeks ago.

In a video Schwartz can be heard apologising to Fury for his performance, saying: "I'm so sorry. I couldn't knock you out."

The Mancunian stopped the German in two rounds. Credit: PA
The Mancunian stopped the German in two rounds. Credit: PA

But Fury told the German that he didn't need to say sorry and commended him for 'not quitting' - the Mancunian even offered to train with Schwartz in the future.

He said: "We recently saw last week [sic] some people quit. Bodies quit. Heavy and he didn't want to fight on."

Hmm, wonder who that could refer to...?

Fury continued: "You wanted to continue, you're a good lad. Keep your chin up and get back in the gym," before telling the fighter's dad: "Your son did a good job, you should be proud of him."

Tyson Fury celebrates after beating Tom Schwartz. Credit: PA
Tyson Fury celebrates after beating Tom Schwartz. Credit: PA

He later made the target of his jibe a little more clear in a post-fight press conference, telling the cameras: "We saw a British fighter travel over to America last week or the week before, and he looked like he didn't want to be in there.

"For whatever reasons, we're not going to go into that tonight. It's not my concern or business.

"But tonight was Tyson Fury, Las Vegas... it doesn't get any bigger than this."

However, unlike Joshua, Fury managed to avoid any slip-ups last night and cruised to an early win to remain on course for another world title shot.

It took just two rounds for Fury to storm past an unbeaten Schwartz in a punch-perfect performance.

Schwartz apologised for his performance. Credit: PA
Schwartz apologised for his performance. Credit: PA

Fury boxed on the outside in a cagey opening round, but began to land at will in the second before putting his man on the floor with a stinging left hand.

Referee Kenny Bayless stepped in and stopped the fight with six seconds left in the second round and Schwarz taking a punishment.

Fury said: "The key tonight was to enjoy myself. I used the jab, caught him with a straight left and it would have put anyone away. I put on 12 pounds and really felt it.

"I came here to have fun and put on a show and I hope everybody enjoyed it as much as I did.

"We have got either September 21 or October 5 next and then next year we're going to hunt down Deontay Wilder for that green belt."

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Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

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