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Published: 11:58 | 11/6/19

Fury out to avoid an upset

Tyson Fury will use Anthony Joshua's defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr as motivation when he faces up to Tom Schwarz at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday.

Joshua lost his WBA, WBO and IBF titles in one of the biggest shocks in recent years when he was stopped in the seventh round after being floored four times by the Mexican at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Fury will be looking to avoid a similar defeat when he steps into the ring against Schwarz on Saturday evening and the 30-year-old admits he has learned from Joshua's loss.

"As we saw last week, you can't overlook anybody. This is heavyweight boxing and Tom Schwarz knows if he beats Tyson Fury , then he’s set for life," Fury said.

"He becomes a multimillionaire, he gets to headline big shows and all his dreams come true.

“Everything I know about him is I’m going to break his jaw and smash his ribs in. Apart from that I don't know much about him. I'm going to give him a black eye, a thick lip and maybe he'll lose a few teeth. Who knows? Do you think I need to look at videos of boxers? I'll figure him out in the first five seconds of the fight. Within five seconds I know what I'll have to do.

“When you're getting paid as much as I am, motivation is easy, very easy. This is a big fight, a massive attraction. This is going to be epic. This is going to be the battle of behemoths.

“This is the Tyson Fury show, it's not about anyone else.”

Fury v Schwarz is live on BT Sport Box Office on Saturday, 15 June. To subscribe visit www.eirsport.ie/ppv

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