Wilder vs Joshua? Tyson Fury says one of them will KO the other in the 1st round
If any boxing fan is not living under a rock, they know that the WBC heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury does not share good relations with his arch-rival, Deontay Wilder.
Ever since their first encounter as well as the astounding rematch in February last year when Fury knocked out Wilder in the 7th round to clinch the green and gold belt, the two have been on a verbal tussle that has carried over into their upcoming trilogy fight on 24th July.
While Fury has never let an opportunity to take digs at Wilder, The Gypsy King still makes one thing clear- according to him, his rival is the most dangerous heavyweight in the world, even more than the unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
Wilder would KO Joshua in the first round: Tyson Fury
After denying Wilder a rematch for months last year, Tyson Fury had shifted his focus to the undisputed heavyweight crown, and a four-belt title fight against Joshua was on the cards this year.
However, even after the date and place were finalized, the fight had to be chucked after Wilder won his arbitration case for his trilogy fight deal with Fury, and the judge ruled the verdict in favor of the Bronze Bomber.
While Fury has received backlash from Joshua and his team for this, the Briton feels his attention on AJ and his promoter Eddie Hearn will come later, after he finishes the unfinished business with Wilder.
Speaking to Sky Sports in an exclusive interview, Fury insisted that Wilder was the best in the division and would easily KO Joshua in the first round if they were to square off against one another.
“I’ll deal with these guys [Joshua and Eddie Hearn] later – the most important thing to me is Wilder, the most dangerous heavyweight in the world who would knock out Joshua in the first round,” said Fury.
“I’ve got to get past Wilder then those guys will get their five minutes of fame. I’ll give them the biggest beatdown they have had in their lives. As I’ve told Eddie Hearn, the difference between me and them is they are businessmen and I’m a Spartan.”
“This talk of undisputed means nothing to me. I’m not Eddie Hearn or Anthony Joshua. I fight because this is what I do – it’s what I was born to do. I’ve got nothing personal against Wilder. I don’t care about belts, or that stuff being remembered. I care about smashing people,” Fury added.