The former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury told press that he will defeat Anthony Joshua who’s the current WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion of the world.
Tyson who was Dethroned due to use of cocaine claimed he will beat Joshua with one hand behind his back, after Joshua called him out for a possible fight following his sensational 11th-round win of Wladimir.
Tyson Fury held the WBA, IBO, Lineal and Ring magazine heavyweight champion after out boxing Wladimir Klitschko in Düsseldorf in November 2015 but was suspended from the boxing sport in 2016 after his blood samples tested positive for cocaine.
The British professional boxer has not fought since winning a unanimous decision over Klitschko in November 2015. The self-styled ‘Gipsy King’ surrendered the various titles he won in that fight to focus on his mental health problems,
“Styles do make fights but I am sure I can beat AJ (Joshua) with one arm tied behind my back,” Fury said in a Sky Sports interview from his training base in Marbella, on Spain’s south coast.
“I have been out of the ring as long as Klitschko but the difference is, I am not 41, I am 28.”
Reflecting on the Wembley epic, Fury, who labelled Joshua a “pumped-up weightlifter”, said: “It was an excellent fight, very entertaining and enjoyable and I was screaming for AJ to smash him.
Fury sad “He must wait to see if his licence is returned at a hearing next week, but Fury said from his training base in Marbella that he was delighted Joshua beat Klitschko.
“It was an excellent fight, very entertaining and enjoyable and I was screaming for AJ to smash him,” Fury said.
“I wonder what people would be saying today if Klitschko had done him in the sixth.
“I was screaming, pulling my hair out – or what little hair I’ve got left – because I was worried it would cost us millions “he said.
“There’s only one fight out there, the biggest fight in the world and everyone knows that. It is the heavyweights, it is me and AJ, no one else.
“It is the only one the world wants to see and I am here, I am the lineal champion, I am still number one in the world and everybody knows that.
“We all saw (his career) had a life and death situation against Klitschko, but Klitschko couldn’t land a glove on me.”
Fury criticised Joshua’s muscular physique, describing the 27-year-old as “a pumped-up weightlifter”.
“He (Joshua) showed he can get dropped and come back, which is what champions are made of. He showed he can recover from taking big shots.”
However, Fury added: “There’s only one fight out there, the biggest fight in the world and everyone knows that. It is the heavyweights, it is me and AJ, no one else.
“I am here, I am the lineal champion, I am still number one in the world and everybody knows that.”
“I would just like to congratulate AJ for getting through the nip-and-tuck, life-and-death situation, against an old man, so well done.
“But let’s face it, I am the man, the number one in the division.