Tyson Fury Thinks Anthony Joshua Is In A ‘Lose-Lose Situation’
Tyson Fury believes that Anthony Joshua is in a position of failure when it comes to facing him.
Fury holds the WBC Heavyweight Championship, while Johsua is the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titleholder. The two have been calling for a title unification match. Eddie Hearn, who promotes Joshua, believes the matchup can become a reality as early as May.
Speaking to FOX Miami, Fury claimed that Joshua has spent years avoiding a clash with him (h/t Sky Sports).
“This fight has been brewing for a long time. They have been avoiding me for a long time and now it’s finally got to happen. They either run away from the fight and announce it publicly or take the fight. Either way, it’s a lose-lose situation for him.”
“The Gypsy King” went on to say that he feels Joshua lacks the confidence to hang with him inside the ring.
“I don’t think he’s as good as people crack him up to be, or he doesn’t believe he is, in his own self. He’s got a confidence issue. He’s coming off two shaky performances. Boxing is all about who is in form and who isn’t. On his last two fights he’s not in form, on mine I am. Momentum is with me and I just believe I take him out early, very early. Maybe even one round, two rounds.”
Fury hasn’t competed since February. That was when he captured the WBC Heavyweight Championship with a TKO victory over Deontay Wilder. As for Joshua, his last bout took place on December 12. “AJ” knocked out Pulev in the ninth round.