sport news Tyson Fury admits he wants Anthony Joshua to beat Oleksandr Usyk to keep £200m ...

sport news Tyson Fury admits he wants Anthony Joshua to beat Oleksandr Usyk to keep £200m ...
sport news Tyson Fury admits he wants Anthony Joshua to beat Oleksandr Usyk to keep £200m ...
Tyson Fury admits he 'definitely' wants rival Anthony Joshua to beat Oleksandr Usyk to keep hopes of epic £200m megafight alive - but warns the Ukrainian star is 'no mug' and 'a very good boxer' Anthony Joshua will lock horns with Oleksandr Usyk in London on Saturday  The Ukranian is a dangerous opponent as AJ sets his sights on Tyson Fury fight  Fury admits he is hoping Joshua comes through to keep their £200m bout alive 

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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 tough task on Saturday

He is up against feared Ukranian fighter Oleksandr Usyk

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

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

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