Jan, 5th 2020 – Tyson Fury believes Anthony Joshua has a confidence problem after “shaky performances” and claims he could beat his British rival inside two rounds.
A fight between the two men who hold the four major world heavyweight titles is being negotiated by their teams. After beating Kubrat Pulev in December, Joshua told reporters he wants to take Fury’s “head off his shoulders”.
Fury, 32, told Fox Miami: “On his last two fights, he’s not in form. On mine, I am, so momentum is with me.”
He added: “I just believe, take him out early, very early, maybe even one round or two rounds. I don’t believe 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 and boxing is all about who is in form and who isn’t.”
Fury holds the WBC world title while 31 year old Joshua holds the IBF, WBO and WBA belts which means that all the four could be contested in a heavyweight for the first time.
It is said that the percentage split of the money generated from the fight is to be agreed between the pair. However, there are issues such as where the fight will take place which will have an impact on the level of many made and how rival broadcasters can work together.
According to Fury, “Whenever the world gets back to normal, whatever normal may consist of after this pandemic, then that’s when this fight is going to happen. This fight has been brewing for a long time. They’ve been avoiding me for a long time and now it’s finally got to happen.”
He added, “We saw the Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao fight, we were waiting for that fight for 10 years. When it finally happened, I believe Pacquiao was past his best. It maybe should have happened four or five years earlier. So hopefully we get to go one-on-one combat with not only the two best heavyweights out there but two heavyweights who are in their prime and not past it.”