Atlas on Fury’s choice: “Joshua over Usyk? Awesome smart solution”


The unified heavyweight champion Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) in August in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) inflicted a second consecutive defeat on Briton Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs), after which he challenged the WBC belt holder Englishman Tyson Fury (32 -0-1, 23 KOs).

He is very dissatisfied with the Ukrainian, even reasonably called him a “shithole”, because later it turned out that Usyk would not return to the ring before the end of the year. For this reason, Fury challenged Joshua, and he allegedly accepted him.

reasoning outrageous columnist Teddy Atlas: “What do they say? Does the winner get everything? This time it’s not. This time “everything” goes to the dude who came in second. But what can you do? If Usyk is unavailable, then the fight with Joshua is a fucking smart business decision from Fury. Even if many do not believe that Anthony will create problems for Tyson, the fact is that he will make this fight even more financially attractive. The most financially attractive of all. Understand that in Britain there is nothing but football. Therefore, they elevate their fighters to the level of a “god.”

According to Atlas, “Joshua was always pulled by the ears. He was made an Olympic champion, even though he lost in the final. He was brought home by an occasional champion, Charles Martin. Anthony has always been an overrated champion. Who the hell did he beat? But he lost twice to Usyk and was knocked out by Andy Ruiz, who took the fight in the last minute and did not even really prepare. You can’t convince me that he’s an overrated fighter. But it does not matter, because he is very popular in Britain. There, the fans go crazy for his mannerisms, for his physique, for his size and for the fact that he represents their country.”

“Fury chose Joshua, although perhaps someone else deserved this fight more. But the truth is, Joshua will bring the most Benjamins to this fight. (referring to Benjamin Franklin on the $100 bill). And it’s going to be a really big fight. Do you know how big? It will be like in the movie “Jaws” when they realized they needed a bigger boat. So, the Fury-Joshua fight “needs a bigger boat.” They need a huge stadium. More than Wembley. That’s how big this event is. It’s not fair? Maybe… But it’s not about honesty. It’s all about profit, it’s all about money, ”Atlas concluded his thought.

Meanwhile, Fury said: “I am an improved version of Usyk” and told how much Joshua would pay for the fight.