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Anthony Joshua has ‘underachieved’ and is ‘better than what you’re seeing’, according to John Fury

John Fury claims Anthony Joshua has ‘underperformed’ and is ‘better than what you see’ as he wishes heavyweight ‘good luck’ ahead of his rematch with Oleksandr Usyk

  • John Fury has claimed that Anthony Joshua has not reached his full potential
  • Tyson’s Dad John Said Brit Needs The Right People Around Him To Reach
  • The comments come two months before Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk
  • The 58-year-old wished Joshua the best for the fight on August 20

John Fury has taunted former world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua ahead of the Briton’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk, claiming he has “underperformed” in his career and that he is “better than what you see”.

Joshua, a longtime rival to Fury’s son Tyson, lost the WBA Super, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles to Usyk last September, and the two are set for a rematch in August, when Joshua aims to win back his titles for a second time.

And before the fight, an interview with Professional boxing fansFury claimed the former Olympic champion has yet to reach his full potential.

He said: ‘For my money he is now underperformed, because he is better than what you see. He just needs the right people around him.

Oleksandr Usyk (left) and Anthony Joshua faced each other earlier this week ahead of their rematch

Oleksandr Usyk (left) and Anthony Joshua faced each other earlier this week ahead of their rematch

Usyk is the favorite to enter the fight, which will take place in Saudi Arabia on August 20

Usyk is the favorite to enter the fight, which will take place in Saudi Arabia on August 20

“I will always have time for AJ. He gave us great nights, he didn’t dodge anyone, he fought them all.

“Whoever they put in front of AJ, give him credit, he fought them. Yeah, okay, he’s lost, but he’s in a box, isn’t he? So give the boy credit, he’s only a very young man.’

Joshua looked set to face Tyson Fury in a massive British heavyweight clash, but the fight was never arranged and Fury looked set to retire after knocking out Dillion Whyte in April.

John Fury claimed Joshua is underperforming in his career, but can still turn it around

John Fury claimed Joshua is underperforming in his career, but can still turn it around

Usyk defeated Joshua convincingly on points when the two met last September

Usyk defeated Joshua convincingly on points when the two met last September

However, John teased the idea that the “Gypsy King” might return to fight Joshua.

He said: ‘I do believe that with his size and strength and a little more oil in his can and a little more brains used, he can win his title a third time, and then who knows?

‘Maybe you’ll get the big GK [Gypsy King] back! But good luck to Anthony, he’s a nice guy.’

He added, “I just want AJ to achieve it.”

However, Tyson disagrees with his father, previously saying: “I don’t think AJ has the ability to pressure him [Usyk] drag him into a dogfight for 12 rounds and take him out.’

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