TYSON FURY has accused Anthony Joshua of "wanting" to hit the canvas in his defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr.
The former heavyweight king, 29, was stunned by the massive outsider – going down four times in a TKO defeat.
1 Anthony Joshua was sent tumbling FOUR times by Andy Ruiz JrCredit: Getty Images – Getty
And Fury, 30, thinks he has spotted a mental weakness in AJ which his rivals will now exploit.
He told the Telegraph: “I saw a weakness in Joshua’s mental makeup. He looked to me that he wanted to be anywhere but boxing on that night.
“He got caught, which anyone can. No shame in going down.
“It’s the way he sort of accepted defeat. In round seven he went down because he wanted to not because the punches were that hard. It was like he was jumping to the floor.
"That’s a true sign of somebody who doesn’t want to stand and fight. I think he needs some mental coaching and to get back to the drawing board."
Joshua has a built up a huge support team as his career has progressed.
But Fury – hoping to avoid a similar fate against Tom Schwarz on Saturday night – thinks the Olympic champ needs to cut the dead weight.
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He added: “He needs to get shot of every a***kisser around him. Because in this game, there’s no space for 'yes' men. There’s no pats on the back, bagmen.
"Like his dad said, he needs to get a bit smarter and listen to people who care.
"Not to people who are around him for a free ride. I think the invincibility factor is gone. People know now if they clip him, he’s gone.”