Tyson Fury isn’t impressed with Anthony Joshua.
After a prolonged absence, former IBF, WBA, and WBO Heavyweight champion boxer Tyson Fury has scheduled his first fight in over two-and-a-half years. The opponent is yet unknown – but the Gypsy King fury will make his return on June 9 at the Manchester Arena.
Fury’s last outing was a legendary one – dethroning longtime champion Wladimir Klitschko in November of 2015.
Soon after his historic victory, Fury was stripped of the IBF belt due to refusal to fight a mandatory contender and relinquished the WBA and WBO versions. Exact reasons are uncertain but many attribute the hiatus to his well-recorded history with mental health issues.
Fury’s three belts now belong to British superstar Anthony Joshua. Fury has been nothing but confident about a potential matchup.
“It’s going to be an easy fight, no contest,” he told Sky Sports. “He is looking for one punch all night. Anybody who can move a little bit, and throw feints, he struggles with. He can’t land.
“I’m the fittest I’ve ever been. Timing, reflexes, everything is better than it’s ever been. I kid you not.”
Fury believes that Anthony Joshua is a young hero rising after a clash of Gods. And in some respect, Joshua certainly has Fury to thank. The Gypsy’s dethroning of Klitzchko opened the door for all the present excitement in Heavyweight boxing.
“I’ve got a tip for him – get a handful of rice and throw it at me, if he wants to land anything. I’d outbox him for a few rounds then knock him out. He’s not the hardest man in the world to hit. He’s smaller than I am, and I don’t believe he holds the best shot.”
However, it appears that Joshua’s next goal is taking the fourth and final Heavyweight belt from American wrecking machine, the “Bronze Bomber” Deontay Wilder.
Joshua told Sky Sports, “We offered them a lucrative deal and we are just waiting to hear if he’s serious or not.”
As far as a Tyson Fury match, Joshua is remaining patient.
“Until he makes his return to the ring, I cannot sit down and wait patiently at home for Tyson Fury’s return. I have a career and goals I want to achieve so I am focusing on what I am doing.
“When he gets himself together… boxing fans are awaiting his return.”
We certainly are.