By Kunle Adedoyin
Tyson Fury has claimed that Anthony Joshua’s career is over after his shock defeat by ‘short little fat guy’ Andy Ruiz Jr in New York on June 1.
Fury and Joshua are heavyweight rivals in the boxing world, but Fury pulled no punches in his latest assessment of AJ during an interview this week.
Fury on ITV’s Good Morning Britain said the Joshua’s defeat was surprising and might signal the end of his career.
“When you claim to be the world’s best fighter and you’re built like Anthony Joshua and you get in there with a short little fat guy and get knocked out… curtains, where I come from.
“You’ve got this guy who’s knocking out everybody, he’s taken this other guy at a few weeks’ notice, he was a last-minute replacement, he goes in there and gets knocked out.
“He doesn’t even look like he wants to be in there for the fight, by the way. And then everyone’s making a million excuses, oh this happened.”
Joshua went into the bout with a 22-0 record, 21 of which were knockouts, and he was the huge favourite to continue his unbeaten career.
Despite that, Ruiz conjured up one of the biggest shocks in heavyweight boxing, beating the Brit by TKO in the seventh roun