Tyson Fury insists he will beat Anthony Joshua “with one arm tied behind my back”, saying that he is still the number one heavyweight boxer in the world.
Joshua beat Wladimir Klitschko with a technical knockout in the 11th round in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley Stadium on Saturday to retain his IBF title and also claim the WBA ‘Super’ belt.
It was the 27-year-old Joshua’s 19th win, maintaining his perfect professional record, and now Fury believes the world wants to see the two British fighters square off in the ring.
Fury also beat Klitschko in November 2015 but had to vacate his belts and was banned by the British Boxing Board of Control in October last year after admitting he took drugs.
The 28-year-old Fury is now back in training and wants face Joshua to win his titles back.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Fury said of the Joshua’s victory: “It was an excellent fight, very entertaining and enjoyable and I was screaming for AJ to smash him.
“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 showed a lot in that fight. He showed he can get dropped and come back, which is what champions are made of. He showed he can recover from taking big shots.
“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.”
Fury added: “We all saw [his career] had a life-and-death situation against Klitschko, but Klitschko couldn’t land a glove on me.
“Styles do make fights, but I am sure I can beat AJ with one arm tied behind my back.”
Source: Kwese Sports