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Fury was hoping for Joshua to beat the former undisputed cruiserweight champion, with a super-fight within touching distance, but has now advised him on what to do in the rematch

 

Tyson Fury has advised Anthony Joshua to “get stuck in” when he faces Oleksandr Usyk for a second time next year. Joshua, a fierce rival of Fury’s, attempted to out-box one of the best technical fighters in the world in Usyk on Saturday night.

 

 

“My advice to Joshua in the rematch is get stuck in the best way you know how,” Fury told media yesterday during a virtual press conference. “He needs to put his best foot forward and swing away.”

 

Joshua has even admitted himself that his game plan left a lot to be desired, and promised to improve going into the second bout.

 

And he will look to repeat that feat against Usyk, although he is now an underdog for the first time in a number of years.

 

 

“I let a few people down, obviously people that support me,” Joshua told iFL TV.

 

 

“There’s other people that probably thought I should have gone in with a different game plan.

 

 

“But at the end of the day he won and I lost. All I want to do is get back to the drawing board, hustle and put in the work.

 

 

“Over the period of time I’m boxing, just change the script, get another W and fight for the belts again.

 

 

“There’s certain things I know I can improve on for sure and there’s certain things that he can probably improve on, that’s why I feel like the next fight will be phenomenal.

 

 

“I’ve got a great opportunity of becoming three-time heavyweight champion of the world, so I’m going to take it with both hands and put the work in.”

 

 

Fury will defend his own world title for the first time on Saturday, October 9 in a trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder.

 

 

He has already drawn with and beaten Wilder in their previous two bouts, but had a rematch clause written into his contract for the last fight.

 

And a judge ordered the clause to be honoured when it appeared that the Brit was heading for an undisputed fight with Joshua in Saudi Arabia on August 14.

 

 

The bout ultimately fell to the wayside, costing both men tens of millions of pounds, and leading to Joshua fighting, and losing tom Usyk last weekend in a mandatory defence.

Joshua’s rematch with Usyk is expected to take place in the early part of next year.

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