Anthony Joshua’s trainer, Angel Fernandez has made a surprising prediction for the proposed Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk clash. Despite his fighter suffering back-to-back losses to the Ukrainian, Fernandez is backing Fury to do what AJ couldn’t by having his hand raised after the final bell.
“He will give Fury trouble,” Fernandez told talkSPORT, “But I think Fury somehow, he’ll find a way. He’s too big, too tall, too rangy. Personally, I don’t see him beating Fury. But that’s what makes this division so interesting.
“Rebuild Anthony and hopefully we get to fight Tyson Fury. And God knows, we might end up fighting Usyk for a third time.”
Fury and Usyk are reportedly negotiating terms to stage the first undisputed heavyweight unification clash of the four-belt era for early next year. Initial reports had suggested that they were targeting December 17 but with Usyk unable to make the date due to injuries sustained in his last fight a renewed timeline of February 11 or February 18 has been tabled.
Taking to social media on Monday, he said: “Hey, Tyson Fury here, aka The Gypsy King, the WBC champion of the world, as you can tell. I think you’ve all heard that I’m going to be fighting soon within the next few months and I think that before I announce an opponent, I need to do this just in case.
“Anthony Joshua, I know you’ve just lost a fight to Usyk and you’re beltless at the moment, but I’d like to give you an opportunity to fight me for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world and the lineal championship in the next few months.
“You’re coming off a twelve-round fight, so you’re match-fit, you’re ready and I’m giving you a few months’ notice. If you’re interested, I’ll send you the date over and we can rumble. A battle of Britain for the WBC heavyweight championship of the world. Let me know if you’re interested if not, I will select another opponent. Thank y