IN his first interview since the British Boxing Board of Control gave him the go ahead to reclaim his boxing licence, Tyson Fury, the former heavyweight champion of the world, has unified IBF and WBA boss Anthony Joshua in his sights.
Fury told the BoxNation podcast that Joshua would be an easy fight for him, even though Tyson hasn’t boxed since November 2015, when he dethroned Wladimir Klitschko.
“I’m going to 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,” Fury said.
“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.”
With the path being cleared for Fury to box again, it’s intriguing that he chose to speak to BoxNation first. Fury will need to make a decision over which promoter he’ll work with for his comeback. BoxNation is Frank Warren’s television channel, would have broadcast Tyson’s cancelled rematch with Klitschko and appears to be in favour.
There is no love lost between Fury and Joshua. The latter boxes on Sky Sport Box Office. Fury has even offered to help prepare WBO champ Joseph Parker to beat Joshua in their March 31 heavyweight unification clash.
Fury sent Parker a message saying, “I’ve got a show on the night you’re boxing in England but if you want I’ll come spar you when you’re in the UK training for the fight, it will help both me and you, you won’t find better sparring than me I promise you. Let me know, pal.”
Tyson Fury, it seems, is ready to cause some mischief in the heavyweight division once again.