Tyson Fury takes delight in baiting and belittling Anthony Joshua at every opportunity but he has a hundred million reasons for hoping his rival world heavyweight champion beats Olexsandr Usyk on Saturday night.
The Gypsy King left London town a week before the fight at Tottenham's shiny stadium but he will be glued to a television screen 5,000 miles away, willing AJ to win.
An upset victory for Usyk, Ukraine's master boxer, would knock the stuffing out of long-laid plans for Fury and Joshua to collide twice next year. Those two fights for the undisputed heavyweight crown are expected to accrue a total £200million, with the pair of them splitting the booty equally.
Anthony Joshua faces a stern test against Ukranian boxer Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday
Tyson Fury is hoping Joshua pulls through so they can set up their £200m megafight
The protracted delay in the pair of them getting their act together has led them to risk that pot of gold by battling other heavyweights in the next couple of weeks. And although Fury faces the biggest puncher in the world in his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder he fears that Joshua is the one in greater jeopardy.
'This guy Usyk is no mug,' says Fury. 'Joshua's in a tough fight. Do I want him to win? Definitely. Because me beating up Usyk doesn't make as much sense or as much money as me beating up Joshua in the big fights everyone wants to see.'
So he will be tuning in from his second home in Las Vegas as Joshua puts his collection of WBA, IBF, WBO and fringe IBO belts on the line. Fury says: 'I watch all the