Published: 09 September 2022
Timothy Bradley spoke about Usyk, Fury and Joshua
Former world champion in two weight categories, as well as boxing expert and commentator on ESPN TV channel, American Timothy Bradley gave an interview to the British media.
Timothy commented on the last heavyweight rematch between the unified IBF/WBO/WBA champion Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk (20-0, 13 KOs) and the former holder of three British titles Anthony Joshua (24-3, 22 KOs), which took place on August 20 and ended in victory Mustache on points.
The analyst also spoke on the topic of a possible fight between Joshua and the WBC title holder Briton Tyson Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs).
- The Joshua-Usyk fight took place a couple of weeks ago. What can you say about Alexander's performance?
- Great win. I thought he would win. I chose him in the first fight, I chose him in the second. I thought he would stop Joshua, but Joshua showed he was brave. He showed his mental toughness this time, he still has a lot of fighting spirit. Yes, it may be a little hitch, but it's good. The best one won, and this is Usyk. He moves on. I hear that there could be a duel between him and Fury. This is what I want to see.
There is another fight that interests me and the fans (Fury vs. Joshua) because I want to see who is the best heavyweight and who is the best in Britain. Styles make fights, after all. These guys are the same height. Fury has punching power and boxing ability. If they fight, I'll pick Fury as the winner, but it's still one fight I don't mind watching.
Fury's promoter explained the reason for the deadline for Joshua - all because of Usyk
- Would you advise Anthony to take this fight, because after the defeat, he might need a little break? Would you advise him to take the fight against Fury?
“Come on, old school fighters had to fight every month, sometimes every two weeks. Guys like Sugar Ray Robinson fought 3-4 times a month. These fighters need to stop being soft. They must stop. They just need to stop this game and fight more often. Why not? Get some rest, take a week or a week and a half and get your ass back in the gym. You know that you can earn a lot of money, don't sit, don't rest on your laurels. Get your ass back in the gym if you want to be a fighter! This is the lifestyle you have chosen. Come back and fight Fury. Forward! Do you want to see who is the best? Take the conditions from the last fight and transfer them to this fight. Here's how to do it. Fighters, stop being soft. The fighters are now soft. I am not lying. I come from an era where we only fought once or twice a year. And it sucked. Because then there were not so many dates. There are so many dates in boxing right now. On DAZN and other networks. And I know it's hard because of different promoters and things like that, but fight as often as you can, be active, stay important in the sport. That's how you become a star.
What does it take to beat Tyson Fury?
[Laughs] Prayer, wish, hope, come on. He needs to be knocked out. This is the only way to beat Tyson Fury. Tyson Fury is too smart. Too smart inside and outside the ring. I really don't see anyone beating him. Not today. This guy hasn't even been born yet. I don't see Usyk beat him, I don't see Joshua beat him, I don't see anyone in the heavyweight division touching Tyson Fury.