GOOD MORNING BOXING FANS
Tyson Fury will be cheering on Anthony Joshua when the three-title heavyweight champ takes on Oleksandr Usyk.
A victory for Joshua is likely to pave the way for a £200million super clash between the Gypsy King and the Londoner.
And SunSport’s Wally Downes Jr reports that Fury will be watching Joshua defend his three titles from his mansion in Las Vegas.
Fury said: “Do I want him to win? Definitely. Because it doesn’t make much sense in me beating Usyk up.
“I’d much prefer to beat Joshua up, it’s a bigger fight and people want to see it more.”
Oleksandr Usyk says he never imagined he would ever get the chance to be part of a major heavyweight fight night.
The Ukrainian, who will take on Joshua at Tottenham Stadium, told Matchroom Boxing’s YouTube channel: “I never thought ever in my life, the kid from a small town in Ukraine would ever fight in an arena with 65,000 people and broadcasting all around the world on the biggest TV networks.
“He’s (Joshua) a really big huge star. Everybody knows him – all the world around knows him just like in the old days (Mike) Tyson was, right now he is.
Meanwhile, Eddie Hearn reckons Joshua could put the ‘fear of Christ’ up Usyk when the pair meet.
And Dillian Whyte has tipped the Briton to win the bout inside the first seven rounds.
Whyte told 5 Live Boxing: “I think it’s a great fight, but in my personal opinion, I think Joshua will stop him in the first five, six, or seven rounds.”