“Yo, Tyson Fury, where you at?” yelled now unified WBA / IBF heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua in the aftermath of his knockout victory over Wladimir Klitschko on April 29. Just like that, Joshua vs. Fury became one of the biggest fights in boxing and a fight that would surely break records in the United Kingdom.
Even with all the money and interest, the bout remains a question mark, as the enigmatic Fury has been briefly retired and inactive due to a consecutive string of injuries and personal issues.
Fury, the linear heavyweight champion after his stunning late 2015 points-victory over Klitschko, has been prevalent in the public eye following the Joshua fight, and despite having put on nearly one hundred pounds… he has vowed to hit the comeback trail and give the fans the mega fight they want to see.
Fury has been in the gym for over two weeks and has already started shedding the wait.
Despite initial claims he would look to face Joshua in his next outing, many think he will take a tune-up bout before looking to unify early next year.
“Eddie Hearn has already booked Wembley Stadium for next April,” Fury told the Daily Telegraph. “There isn’t another stadium where it should take place. I would fight Joshua in October but I believe Klitschko will take the rematch.
“Deep down, I don’t think they want to fight me yet. Joshua struggled with Klitschko. And I took Klitschko to school, toyed with him, put my hands behind my back, literally, while he was letting his cannons go, slipping out of the way of them. They are not ready for that.
“A lot of people have picked AJ to beat me, but I’ve said many times that we are in a sport called “the sweet science” and it’s not a body-building contest or a strongman competition. Joshua is an easy fight for me.”
“I’ve never been more confident or serious when I say something, I will play with Joshua like a cat with a ball of wool – hands behind my back, making a right mug of him,” Fury told the BBC.
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