Fury Only Interested In Wilder & Joshua
Tyson Fury is only focused on one thing, defeating both Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder to become world heavyweight champion.
The process may take a while for Fury, as he just returned to the ring for the first time in nearly three years, defeating converted cruiserweight Sefer Seferi in four rounds. Also standing in the way is a potential Wilder-Joshua unification fight, and Joshua’s negotiations with Alexander Povetkin in a WBA mandatory.
Even if these fights happen before he gets a crack at them, Fury still wants the challenge.
“My plan is to beat Wilder and Joshua. Rest of them I’m not interested in. Rest of them are warm-up fights. I want to fight both of them. Wilder and Joshua have to fight me. No matter who wins against them or whatever, even if they lose I want to fight them both,” Fury told IFL TV.
Fury and Joshua were in talks for a fight in 2016, but Fury would walk away from the sport due to issues with depression and substance abuse. Those issues would cause him to lose his titles and license, before reclaiming it in the beginning of 2018.
With the road filled with “tune-up” fights, Fury still isn’t concerned about the prospect of facing Joshua or Wilder.
“AJ can’t box, he’s a big old wooden top like this. Looking for a big right hand and left hook. He couldn’t do anything with Joseph Parker, and he’s a very very very poor man’s Tyson Fury – no disrespect, Joseph,” Fury said.
“Deontay Wilder, what’s he going to do? Follow me around the ring like this all day? Oh, he’s going that way, no this way, looking for one punch!”
Quotes transcribed by: Boxing Scene