Tyson Fury 'p****d off' and mocking memes 'won't help his mood' after Oleksandr Usyk defeat

Tyson Fury 'p****d off' and mocking memes 'won't help his mood' after Oleksandr Usyk defeat

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Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 25/05/2024

- 10:51

The Gypsy King lost in Saudi Arabia last weekend

Carl Froch believes Tyson Fury will be 'p****do ff' in the wake of his defeat to Oleksandr Usyk last weekend.

And the former boxing star also believes the Gypsy King seeing memes mocking his loss 'won't help his mood' as he digests the disappointing result.

Fury lost to Usyk on points in Saudi Arabia on Saturday night, with the Ukrainian wobbling his rival in the ninth round of the clash.

It was the first defeat of his professional career, with the 35-year-old initially implying Usyk only won due to sympathy for the war in Ukraine.

Boxing news Tyson Fury

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Froch believes Fury will be furious with the way he lost.

But the 46-year-old also believes he won't cancel a rematch and will continue to fight, despite talk he could retire.

"I think it’s a bad retirement for Fury to swallow if he retires off the back of a loss like that," he told Safebettingsites.co.uk.

"Maybe he fights again, but where does he find the motivation?

"He’s going to go up in weight now, he’ll be a bit p****d off, his pride will be hurt and the manner in which he got beat - and now because of social media, the memes go around and the replays.

"It can be cruel and torturous, luckily it wasn’t like that when I was fighting.

"If you’re the guy on the losing end of this stuff, it just cuts a bit deeper every time. How do you cope with that moving forward?

Fury's promoter, Frank Warren, recently defended the heavyweight star for his comments about Ukraine.

The 72-year-old reminded the world that Fury suffers from bipolar disorder, having been diagnosed in 2017.

And Froch thinks that, as a result, the memes mocking fury on social media 'won't help'.

"That won’t help his mood or his mindset watching all of these memes on social media," he added.

"The best way to cope with it for him is to come back, get another date in the diary and get back in the gym to put things right.

"Fury can beat Usyk, but he needs a special performance to do so."

Fury and Usyk are expected to meet in a rematch in October.

Top Rank CEO Bob Arum says the Gypsy King wants a second bite at Usyk - but thinks that fight, like the first, will take place in Saudi Arabia.


Boxing news Carl Froch

Boxing news: Carl Froch thinks Tyson Fury will be 'p****d off' after his defeat to Oleksandr Usyk


"I know Tyson is anxious for the rematch," he told Sky Sports.

"I think probably it will be in November or December because you can't do it in October. The guys have been training for a whole year and now for them to go back into training makes no sense.

"So I think late November, early December or mid-December would be ideal for the rematch.

Tyson Fury Oleksandr Usyk

Boxing news: Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are widely expected to meet in a rematch


"I think the contract provides for Saudi Arabia to do the rematch and the truth is that doing it any place else would be impossible even without the contract because nobody could afford those purses as big a fight as it is.

"And the Saudis are great hosts. I thought the presentation of the event was terrific.

"So I'm sure the rematch would occur in Saudi Arabia."

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