Ward turned to Fury: “Usyk or Joshua. If not, then you better stay at home.”


Boxing legend American Andre Ward criticized British WBC champion Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs). He was going to close the calendar year with a duel with the former or current holders of the WBA Super, IBF and WBO belts – respectively, compatriot Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs) or Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs).

As it turned out, instead of them, Fury will hold a frankly intermediate fight – on December 3 in Cardiff (Wales) he will fight with compatriot Derek Chisora ​​or Mahmoud Charr from Syria.

“I don’t think that at this stage of his career he makes the right decision from a business point of view,”
reasoning Ward. “If he still decided to stay in boxing, if he decided to strengthen his legacy, then appropriate fights are needed for this, and not turn towards opponents of the level of Charr. It’s not about disrespect, it’s just that he’s not an elite level. Fury needs either Usyk or Joshua. First or second. And if not, then sit at home and reap the fruits of your work. The point is to go back to that stage of your career. when did you get back up and running and getting ready to fight Deontay Wilder? It’s simple: either fight the elite, or stay at home.

Yesterday the promoter confirmed: Fury – Chisora, December 3rd. Do you know why his fight with Joshua fell through? The expert voiced the reason: “Show-off and naivety.” Meanwhile, Fury claims that he “shits on Alexander Usyk!”