Most fans would agree that Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua needs to happen next before the Gyspy King’s career is finished off by Oleksandr Usyk in a second fight.

The fight showed that Fury has nothing left in the tank after 16 years in the pro game, and a rematch with Usyk could be a disaster for the Gyspy King.

The ONLY reason Fury wasn’t knocked out by Usyk in the ninth round last night is that the referee came to his rescue and gave him a 20-second break by stopping the action to give a count.

A knockout is a likely outcome if Fury chooses to go straight into a rematch with Usyk rather than pursuing the pot of gold in a still lucrative fight against Joshua.

Of course, the Saudis would need to be on board with this idea of Fury fighting Joshua next, but I think they’ll realize from watching Tyson’s performance last Saturday night that he’s a classic definition of a washed fighter.

Fury’s Decline Evident in Usyk Loss

It doesn’t make sense to hope that the well-beaten, old-looking 35-year-old Fury (34-1-1, 24 KOs) avenges his loss to undisputed heavyweight champion Usyk (22-0, 14 KOs) in the rematch because he’s it’s likely Tyson will lose even worse the second time around.

Fury looked like a 50-year-old fighter last night, and it’s obvious that he’s aged rapidly since 2021. His last performance against Francis Ngannou was NOT an aberration. It was a clear signal that Fury had gotten old overnight, which happens with people.

Usyk’s Potential to End Fury’s Career

The way Fury looked, he’s going to get beaten in a rematch with Usyk, and I believe he’ll be knocked out if the referee doesn’t pull the same move we saw last night. Usyk will realize what he did wrong in this fight by failing to attack Fury aggressively, and in the rematch, he’ll snow him under with shots to score a quick knockout.

That was arguably the third time Fury has dodged a knockout in his career due to the actions of the referees. He was clearly knocked out in the first and third fights with Deontay Wilder.

Right now, Joshua-Fury is still a big fight worldwide, particularly in the UK. Fans would be willing to overlook Fury’s 12-round split decision loss to Usyk last Saturday night in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia because technically, it was a close affair.

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