Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury claims he saw a
‘weakness in Anthony Joshua’s mental make-up’
in his shocking loss to Andy Ruiz Jr. Madison Square Garden, June 1st the sporting world watched on in complete awe. As the underdog Ruiz Jr battered the Joshua.
In the seventh round, referee Mike Griffin waved off the contest after Joshua had picked himself off the canvas for an astonishing fourth time.
Fury exclusively told talkSPORT:
“With me being a master at mind games, and the guy who out-thinks psychologists and the guy who took a doctor in psychology to school in Wladimir Klitschko, I saw a weakness in Joshua’s mental makeup.
“When he walked to the ring, he looked to me as if he wanted to be anywhere else, anywhere but boxing on that night.
“He got caught, which anyone can get caught, in round three. No shame in going down, but it’s the way that he sort of accepted defeat.
“It’s the way in round seven he was going down because he wanted to, rather than because the punches were putting him down.
“It was like he was jumping to the floor and that’s a true sign of someone that doesn’t want to stand up and fight.”
Reflecting on the loss
It now looks likely that Joshua and his team will trigger an immediate rematch. Eddie Hearn expects this to happen before the end of 2019.