Will Tyson Fury be latest victim of Versace 'curse' against Anthony Joshua after Conor McGregor and Billy Joe Saunders?

TYSON FURY could find himself ruing the day he decided to buy his expensive Versace dressing gown.

The Gypsy King has been sporting the swanky robe during his Las Vegas training camp with Sugarhill steward.

But the dapper £355 gown – which comes in an array of colours – has brought bad luck to many fighters who have worn it before.

UFC stars Conor McGregor, Jorge Masvidal and Israel Adesanya all tasted defeated after wearing the designer garment.

McGregor first sported the robe ahead of his 2017 boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr, which he lost via tenth-round TKO.

Masvidal, meanwhile, wore the same robe at UFC 246 in a bid to get the Irishman's attention – which resulted in him being brutally trolled by The Notorious.

And Gamebred would go on to lose his next two fights after rocking the housecoat.

UFC middleweight king Adesanya wore one ahead of his ill-fated move up to light-heavyweight to take on Jan Blachowicz, whom he suffered a unanimous decision loss to.

The Versace curse hit closer to home for Fury this past weekend when his good friend Billy Joe Saunders was beaten by Canelo Alvarez.


Brit Saunders rocked a black and gold version of the robe for his first face-off with the pound-for-pound king last week.

And he ended up suffering an eighth-round TKO loss to the Mexican mauler, who shattered the Hatfield hitman's orbital bone with a vicious counter uppercut.

Fury's legion of fans will be hoping the curse doesn't continue when he locks horns with Anthony Joshua.

But the 32-year-old is brimming with confidence ahead of his clash with the Olympian, saying: "I will cut Anthony Joshua down like a hot knife through cheese.

"That's how easy it's going to be. That's how easy it's going to be.

"When he gets cracked with all them muscles right in the jaw, it's like getting a boiled egg with a split down the middle, it can't be repaired.

"He will go. I'll even tell you what punch it's going to be, I'll even give my game plan away; it will be a check left hook straight to the temple.

"His legs will go and he'll fall on his face. He may get back up and I'll knock him out with the overhand right. Goodnight. Enough said."

The WBC king is set to throw down with AJ in an undisputed heavyweight title fight in Saudi Arabia this summer.

July 24 was the targeted date, although the contest is now slated for August 14.

And the biggest fight in the history of British boxing is set to be announced later this week.

After Saunders' defeat to Canelo, Joshua's promoter, Eddie Hearn, told Boxing Social: "We thought about making some noise tonight but, I think because of the various broadcasters, it wouldn’t have gone down too well.

“But I will tell you, it is 100 per cent being announced this week.

“Yes, I’ve said that a few times. I’m going one better than that; by our Manchester show…oh f* hell I’ve put myself in it now.

“I think I am safe to say that! We had a good meeting with the governing bodies where we confirmed that position to them.

“I’m not going to say too much, but..”

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