Tyson Fury said on Monday he can knock out fellow British world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua within two rounds because of his recent form. WBC belt holder Fury said following Joshua’s past two bouts — a unanimous points decision over Andy Ruiz Junior in December 2019 and a ninth-round stoppage of Kubrat Pulev final month — the fight would be a no contest.
Fury gained a unanimous points decision over Swede Otto Wallin in September 2019 before an impressive seventh-round knock-out to take the WBC title off Deontay Wilder final February.
“I don’t imagine he is (Joshua) as good as people crack him up to be, or he doesn’t imagine he’s in his own self,” Fury told Sky Sports.
“He is got a confidence issue. He is coming off two shaky performances and boxing is all approximately who is in form and who is not. On his final two fights, he isn’t in form.
“On mine, I am, so momentum is with me and I just imagine take him out early, very early, perhaps even one round or two rounds.”
Fury is optimistic the fight, which would be some of the biggest in British boxing history, will take place as soon as conceivable.
Potential hurdles in the way of the super-fight include Joshua’s WBO mandatory challenger Oleksandr Usyk and another conceivable assembly between Fury and Wilder.
– ‘One-on-one combat’ –
Fury, 32, said now used to be the time for Joshua to back up his words by in any case fighting him.
“Whenever the world gets back to normal, whatever normal may consist of after this pandemic, then that’s when this fight is going to happen,” he said.
“This fight has been brewing for a very long time. They have got been avoiding me for a very long time and now it’s in any case got to happen.
“They either run absent from the fight and announce it publicly or they take the fight. Either way it is a lose-lose situation for him.”
Fury believes there is an vital for the fight to happen sooner fairly than later, comparing the bout to the one between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao that in any case took place in 2015.
Mayweather won it on a unanimous decision.
“Boxing is a type of sports where rarely do you see the most productive fight the most productive,” said Fury.
“It’s all the time the champion picks his opponents and you never get the two top guys fighting every other.
“We saw the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, we were waiting for that fight for 10 years. When it in any case happened, I imagine Pacquiao used to be past his best. It perhaps must have happened four or five years earlier.
“So optimistically we get to go one-on-one combat with not only the two best heavyweights available in the market but two heavyweights who are in their prime and not past it.”
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