Fury: Joshua Is An Easier Opponent Than Klitschko
Speaking to Steve Lillis on the latest BoxNation Podcast, Tyson Fury revealed that he is targeting a return to action in April. Fury, who was recently allowed back into the sport pending medical clearance, wants to take on Anthony Joshua for a chance to get his belts back.
“I’m gonna say this, a bold quote; Joshua will be my easiest fight. Even easier than Wladimir Klitschko. Even after two and a half years out the ring,” predicted Fury.
“I look at them all and I see all good men, all good world champions, all young and ambitious and unbeaten, and it’s a very good time to be a heavyweight. Deep down, they know the Gypsy King will reign supreme again.”
Even though it has been over two years since he defeated Wladimir Klitschko, Fury feels he will be back winning titles and proving people wrong.
“I’ve been proving people wrong my whole life. As soon as I entered into this world I proved people wrong. The doctors said I wouldn’t make it, but I did. The doctors said I wouldn’t be very big, and I’m a giant. They said I couldn’t win a British Title, and I did. [They] said I definitely wouldn’t win a European [Title] and I did that.
“They said he’s got no chance against Wladimir Klitschko…I made the man look stupid,” he continued. “They said I’d never be able to overcome UKAD – done. And then they said I’d never get my licence back – done. They said I could never lose the weight. Well guess what? That’s on the way to being done too.”
Fury has been back in training for a couple of months, but under new coach Ben Davison instead of his Uncle Peter, and the immediate focus has been on losing weight.
“Don’t get me wrong, I had a lot of weight to shift – and I still have – but I’ve lost four stone so it’s a good start. I’ve lost it in about eight weeks. I’m training twice a day, every day.”
“I was at the top of the tree, number one on the planet. It had to be more than that for me. I wanted to be the most controversial, charismatic, outspoken Champion. I do believe I achieved that,” he added.