Tyson Fury's co-promoter Frank Warren has explained that he feels an all-British heavyweight bout between Fury and Anthony Joshua is unlikely after the latter was beaten on points by Ukrainian heavyweight Oleksandr Usyk.
Joshua was on the wrong end of a unanimous points decision in a packed out Tottenham Hotspur stadium – the standard of his display so poor some have questioned whether a rematch would be wise for the Olympic Gold medalist.
Analysing the fight to the BBC afterwards, Warren claimed: "I don't see it happening now. If it did happen, what would Tyson have done to him? It wouldn't have gone 12 rounds. Tyson would have destroyed him. Absolutely. The unification fight was there, such a big fight. Heartbreaking.
"What would Tyson Fury have done to Joshua? A better chin, bigger puncher."
Warren went on to praise Joshua's opponent, but explained that the contest had felt more like a loss for the Brit than a win for Usyk.
"Usyk is a good fighter, he boxed extremely well," Warren said.
"But that was my thing about this fight – Joshua is so vulnerable. He's been like that for ages. I thought Joshua would be too big for Usyk, but I knew if he was there at the end, then he's been outboxed. Usyk nearly had him over at the end."
"He was gun shy. Never let his hands go. They can talk all they want about rematches. He's just been totally exposed, like he was against Ruiz. How can he be getting outjabbed by Usyk, who was taking the fight to him? I was shocked at that.
"Even if he was to beat Usyk, what is Tyson Fury going to do to Joshua? You'd have your house on Tyson beating him."
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Usyk appeared in control from the first bell in front of a packed out crowd in North London to ensure he became WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight champion.
A convincing display, the three ringside judges scored the bout 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 in favour of the Ukrainan who dished out the second defeat of Joshua's career.
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