Joshua: Fury Ran Against Klitschko
Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua believes Tyson Fury, of all the opponents gunning for him can be the biggest problem.
Fury has not fought since dethroning Wladimir Klitschko for the WBA, IBF and WBO belts back in November 2015. Yet, as mentioned previously on FIGHT SPORTS has not fought since then due to a myriad of personal problems and issues regarding his Boxing license.
Fury has been active on social media, but has been less active in terms of training. That lack of training is one of the bigger red flags in setting up a fight, even though that doesn’t stop Joshua from praising Fury.
“Fury. He’s just awkward, tall and I think he’s a bit of a nutjob to be honest with you. I think he’s just got a bit of a screw loose. Any man with a screw loose… they just have a little something that you can’t put your finger on. So with Fury it would be tricky to figure him out.”
“Fury would be a real breakdown job, a real gruesome type fight. Kind of like that Klitschko fight – I’ll go to hellfire and back to get the win.”
Joshua was knocked down in his 11th-round win over Klitschko back in April, while Fury emerged relatively unscathed from his unanimous decision triumph against the now-retired Ukrainian.
While Joshua praised Fury as a potential opponent, he was unimpressed with Fury’s effort agaisnt Klitschko.
“Fury boxed twelve rounds and ran… I don’t respect that. If I’m the King of Dubai in the olden days and a different empire comes to take my territory, you don’t come and steal my treasure – that’s what Fury’s done I think.”
“He stole the boxing from Klitschko in the sense that he just boxed and moved. If an up and coming king wants to take the king’s treasure, you look him in the face and put the dagger in his chest. You don’t stay from afar and slash, slash. You go to war and that is what me and Klistchko did.”
“The new king is announced if you really dethrone the old king, you knock him out and took him out of the throne and now you sit on the throne. If you go to points you’re only as good as the last champion. You have to knock out the old champion to show you’re stronger and fiercer.:
“If I went out there and went 12 rounds with Klitschko then we are just as good as each other. The judges made the decision on the fight, I went out there and knocked him out. I took the belts from him. I didn’t leave it to judges.”