(FoxNews.com) Tyson Fury had a victory over Wladimir Klitschko, but plenty of people think he’s a liability in the ring, including his own trainer.
Anthony Joshua, who defeated Klitschko last year in a historic unification title bout, said Fury “has not done enough training” to be a “top-three” athlete.
“He’s not the greatest — definitely not,” Joshua told Sky Sports’ “Boxing After Dark.” “But he’s still got every opportunity. He just needs to get his training in, just fine tune everything and be the best that he can be.”
Fury had won 12 bouts in a row, including four fights against Klitschko. He knocked the champion out in the ninth round of their first meeting in 2015, and had not dropped a bout since 2006.
Then Fury repeated the offense on Klitschko last September in Germany, dropping him with a single left hook and winning on two scorecards.
Joshua’s future isn’t set. He says he wants a third fight with Klitschko, a fourth fight with British rival David Haye, a rematch with Klitschko and a crack at the unified heavyweight championship.
His next fight isn’t scheduled. He said he’s not sure when, but boxing fans shouldn’t be surprised if he takes another break.
“The frustrating thing is: When do you have your fights? What are you doing out of the gym doing? Not training, no hitting pads. Faking injuries. How do you beat the best?” Joshua said. “I think we’ve got to better at that.”