Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury jested that he could beat Anthony Joshua with one hand tied behind his back.
Stating his age advantage, Fury told Sky Sports that though he had been out of the ring as long as Klitschko whom Joshua recently defeated in a heavyweight title fight at Wembley, he is confident that he could defeat Anthony Joshua.
According to Daily Mail, he said:
“I don’t even need a warm-up if he wants this, I have been out of the ring as long as Klitschko but the difference is, I am not 41, I am 28,” he said. “AJ did really well to come back but I am not 41 or getting old. He is just a pumped-up weightlifter but [Klitschko] couldn’t land one of those of those hooks on me, at all.”
Fury threw more jabs at AJ bragging that he is still number one in the world.
“It is a total clash of styles, a total clash of personalities, the complete opposites. I would just like to congratulate AJ for getting through the nip-and-tuck, life-and-death situation, against an old man, so well done.”
“But let’s face it, I am the man, the number one in the division.”
“There can only ever be one heavyweight, especially in our part of the world, and it’s me. It definitely isn’t a pumped-up heavyweight, I can tell you that.”
Fury recognizes that a fight against Joshua would be hugely lucrative and admits yelling in support of his British rival against Klitschko.