ANTHONY JOSHUA ‘killed’ his £200million undisputed Tyson Fury showdown with the one-sided schooling from Oleksandr Usyk.
The 31-year-old Watford ace lost his WBA, IBF and WBO titles and any chance of a 50-50 split of a Saudi and PPV fortune, after suffering a unanimous points decision loss.
And the WBC Gypsy King’s promoter Frank Warren says, if they somehow ever get the fight on, his predicted £100m split will be utterly decimated.
BT Sport’s hall of fame promoter told SunSport: “He killed it, he’s absolutely killed the biggest fight in British boxing history.
“We were lining up a £200million fight, with a 50-50 split but on the back of that performance, Joshua would do well to demand £200.
“I’ve spoken to Tyson and he is gutted because he wanted to give this huge fight to the fans that have followed him.
“But Joshua now has such a huge rebuilding job that there is a genuine danger that people will not be interested, especially if he gets beaten again in this rematch that I don’t think he has much of a chance in.
“All the talk and hype around Joshua seems to be unravelling, his record is looking weaker all the time.
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“Even his best victories have come against aging fighters in close fights where he has been wobbled or dropped.
“Fury totally outboxed Wladimir Klitschko long before AJ got to him.
“And then he completely battered Deontay Wilder – the planet’s most dangerous fighter – who Joshua avoided for 18 months, before Tyson leaped in and schooled him in two different ways and fights.”
Joshua immediately said he would trigger a rematch clause after he was schooled by the Ukrainian at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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The Watford man must work out how and when he steps back into ring with Usyk again.
Joshua will need to heal up – with potential damage to his eye socket.
But his promoter Eddie Hearn suggests his man is determined to try and wrestle back the WBA, WBO and IBF belts.