Via Barry Holbrook: Roy Jones Jr says he thinks it’s a great idea for Anthony Joshua to face Tyson Fury next despite losing his last two fights.
Jones feels that it would be good for Joshua’s career (24-3, 22 KOs) right now to face WBC heavyweight champion Fury, and that it will be a big fight for boxing
It may not be as good for Joshua’s career as Jones Jr thinks, as his confidence seems to be waning after consecutive losses to Usyk.
Perhaps Jones didn’t notice how Joshua didn’t carry on at all after his second loss to Usyk on August 20. Joshua looked like he had completely lost his marbles after the match.
I don’t know about you, but the last thing fans need is for Joshua to take the throne after suffering his third consecutive defeat at the hands of Fury. What Joshua really needs is a few easy bouts with under-20s and then facing Dillian Whyte in a stadium bout in 2023.
Meanwhile, if Fury and Usyk retire, all the better for Joshua and Deontay Wilder. Joshua doesn’t need Fury, as he has so many different opponents he can face in the tournament that he’ll have a better chance of beating.
“I think Joshua should fight Fury first because that’s the fight the UK wants, and we thought we lost because Joshua lost to Usyk,” said Roy Jones Jr. Fighthype about his hopes that Anthony Joshua will fight Tyson Fury next.
“With that not being lost, I think that fight may still be on the horizon. It’s one of the best things for Anthony Joshua and for boxing,” Jones Jr said of the hopes Joshua faces Fury.
“Second, Oleksandr Usyk, I would definitely like to see him fight the winner of the two Joes. Joe Parker and Joe Joyce. It was also a great battle, and I could see Usyk catching one of those guys.
“Both of those guys are good fighters, and those guys would make great fights for someone like Usyk. Usyk and Fury are both good fighters, so it will be a boxing and chess match on paper. It might not be exciting for the fans,” said Jones Jr.