Tyson Fury has claimed “nobody likes” Anthony Joshua anymore following his devastating defeat to “little fat guy” Andy Ruiz Jr.
Joshua lost his heavyweight world titles in a major upset in New York, but he has the chance to reclaim the belts when he meets Ruiz Jr again on December 7 in Saudi Arabia.
Fury, on the other hand, returns to action in September as he faces Otto Wallin and he believes a loss would destroy his stock as a fighter. He feels that has happened to Joshua.
“People are not interested in beaten fighters,” the lineal heavyweight champion said.
“That’s what we saw with AJ versus Ruiz. He was this big great thing made out of marble, and then he got beaten and then he got knocked out by a fat guy.
“Everyone’s like, ‘This guy who’s ripped got knocked out by this little fat guy.’ And now, nobody likes him anymore. The bubble has been burst. It’s the cliche of the world: When you’ve been pounded, nobody wants to know because everybody loves a winner.
“And, when you’re no longer a winner, you don’t get no more p*ssy!”
As mentioned previously, Fury will take on the unbeaten Swede next with Deontay Wilder on deck for early 2020.
“I am pleased to be back in Las Vegas. I loved my time there in my last fight and am going to put on a show again,” he said.
“Otto Wallin is a world-ranked fighter and is tall, something we want with the Deontay Wilder rematch around the corner.
“He is also a southpaw, which will bring its own obstacles, but I will be fully focused to get this job done because the rematch needs to happen.”
The WBC heavyweight champion is set to face Luis Ortiz in November before rematching the ‘Gypsy King’.