Anthony Joshua has been told that Tyson Fury is ‘unbeatable’ despite his stunning win over Otto Wallin.
Former two-time heavyweight champion Joshua turned back the clock by beating up Wallin for five rounds last weekend before the Swede’s corner pulled him out of the fight. ‘AJ’ was expected to fight Deontay Wilder next but the fight is now seemingly off after Wilder was decisively beaten by Joseph Parker just moments before Joshua walked to the ring.
Andy Lee, the coach who guided Parker to a win against Wilder, was quick to criticise a fan who compared Tyson Fury and Joshua’s wins against Wilder. Fury suffered a nasty gash above his eye but fought on to beat Wallin four years ago and Lee, who also trains Fury, has insisted ‘The Gypsy King’ can’t be beaten.
“AJ smokes the guy that bloodied Fury ridiculously In the same night Wilder gets easily beaten by Parker, a man AJ handily beat when he was a world champ Interesting how this is playing out,” the fan wrote. Lee then replied: “What’s the motivation behind this tweet? Hating on a man who’s done nothing but win. Winning fights has a lot to do with timing. No one will beat Tyson.”
Lee was forced to defend Fury after one fan claimed he’s been avoiding fights against Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk. “I know Tyson has done all he can and exceeded to make both these fights. Whatever gets put out in the media is different from what’s really happening,” Lee replied.
Fury looks to become an undisputed heavyweight champion when he takes on Usyk on February 17th. The Brit exited the ring in October battered and bruised after being dropped in his crossover fight with former UFC champion Francis Ngannou, winning by a single point in a controversial decision.
Joshua will be in attendance for the undisputed clash and is backing Usyk, who has beaten him twice, to win the fight. “I think it’s gonna be a really, really good fight. I’m going to be straight up, I’m leaning towards Usyk, but who knows? They’re both at the top of their game. I wish them well. I hope they have a great training camp,” he said.