Tyson Fury’s upcoming endeavour may be a trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder, but the WBC heavyweight champion of the world has not forgotten about the tussle he will eventually have with unified champion Anthony Joshua.
I would absolutely annihilate that bodybuilder: Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua were set to face off against one another for the undisputed heavyweight championship, with Saudi Arabia targeted as the venue and 14th August aimed to be the scheduled date.
The much anticipated bout would have been Fury’s WBC title pitted against Joshua’s WBA (Super), WBO and IBF titles in a four-belt unification fight. Unfortunately, after Deontay Wilder won his arbitration case for the trilogy against the “Gypsy King”, and the two are set to fight for the third time on 9th October in Las Vegas.
Now, as Fury prepares for the Wilder trilogy, the Briton is still keeping his focus on the subsequent undisputed title clash he will have against his compatriot and during a recent interview with Overlap, launched some verbal missiles at Joshua.
“AJ couldn’t smoke a cigarette, never mind smoke the ‘Gypsy King,’” Fury said in the interview, “He hasn’t got the minerals to fight a man like me.”
“I said to Eddie Hearn, ‘The difference between me and him is he’s a businessman and I’m a [bleep] spartan,’ and I’ll show him that when I get him in the ring,” the 33-year-old went on, “I would absolutely annihilate that bodybuilder.”
“It won’t go past six rounds. I’ll be over with quickly. He knows that, and his whole team knows it, and that why Eddie Hearn has been steering him around me for the last ten years,” he added. [H/T BoxingNews24]
Joshua’s next clash is against Oleksandr Usyk on 25th September, and back in July, Hearn insisted that he will be rooting for Fury against Wilder so the four belt title fight can take place next year, which is the way forward for Joshua to reach undisputed status.
I hope their fight [Fury vs Wilder] happens in October and I hope Fury wins,” Hearn said to to talkSPORT in July, “right now, the way everything’s gone, let’s just beat Usyk on September 25 – that’s going to be a tough fight. But that is the dream. The dream has always been for AJ to be undisputed world champion and we won’t stop until that happens.”