Tyson Fury has offered to train Anthony Joshua for his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk – and promised he would coach him to a win.
Joshua and Fury were set to fight in August this year, but when that fight was shelved due to a legal issue on Fury's end, they set up fights with Deontay Wilder and Oleksandr Usyk respectively.
And Joshua ultimately lost his mandatory title defence against Usyk, which essentially put paid to any talks of a showdown between the two Brits for the undisputed heavyweight title.
Instead, Joshua will have a rematch with the Ukrainian early next year, which Fury has offered to coach him for, putting their rivalry to the side.
“I believe that if I trained Anthony Joshua for the fight with Usyk, then he’d definitely win the fight," Fury told Fox Sports Australia after watching Usyk outbox Joshua.
“I’m offering my services to him – for me to train him for his rematch. And I guarantee he would win.
“I’d get him to fight like a big man.”
Usyk's win over Joshua was a slight upset, although hardcore boxing fans were tipping the unbeaten former undisputed cruiserweight champion to perform well against the Brit.
But from the outset, Usyk took control of the pace of the fight, and despite a decent few rounds in the middle of the fight from Joshua, he was unable to get on top and lost a comfortable unanimous decision.
And despite the pair's heated feud, which has been ongoing for close to a decade, Fury has said that he refuses to kick Joshua while he is down.
“I’ve got no interest in slating anybody or kicking anybody while they’re down," Fury said last week during a media Zoom call. "It ain’t my style.
“I like to pick on someone who’s doing well, successful, on top of the game.
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“I don’t like picking on people who are down, probably at their lowest point and probably mentally unstable and unwell with a big loss after such a long reign.
“So Usyk done his job, he had to do what he had to do, and that’s that.”
Joshua has already exercised his immediate rematch clause, and will likely fight Usyk again early next year, with a date and venue still to be confirmed.
Fury is currently preparing for a world title defence of his own against Wilder at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
The pair have fought twice already, with Fury winning the February 2020 rematch by seventh round TKO after their first meeting ended in a draw back in December 2018.
Fury is a heavy favourite to once again beat Wilder, although the American's incredible power with his right hand means that there is always a chance he will knock his opponents out.
He dropped Fury twice in their first meeting, including a brutal twelfth round right hand that saw the fight seconds away from being stopped.
However, the 'Gypsy King' hit back in their rematch, attacking Wilder from the bell and landing two knockdowns of his own before the bout was stopped in the seventh round.
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