Joshua? No contest, I'll knock him out easily - Fury taunts heavyweight champ


Not that Frank Warren will allow him to return that hurriedly.

Fury accepted a backdated two-year ban from UK Anti-Doping in December. I will outbox for a few rounds and knock him out.

A rematch with Klitschko was scheduled for July 2016 but Fury postponed the fight, citing a sprained ankle, on the same day the UKAD charge was announced.

The 29-year-old had not fought competitively since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.

Former Heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury walked out of an interview with British ITV after he was unhappy with the reporter Nick Wallis' line of questioning. "I'm back to reclaim what is rightfully mine, that's the world because I hold it in my hand right there".

That would see WBA, WBO and IBF champion Joshua entering the ring against WBC heavyweight title holder Wilder first, with Fury enjoying a couple of warm-up fights before taking on the victor of that grudge match later in the year - New Year's Eve fights are always big business in boxing, after all.

Fury sees plenty of weaknesses in Wilder's game though, saying that "he's a bit weak around the whiskers and he's not the best boxer in the world so they're all very beatable". Easy fight for me.

"Given the right amount of fights, then I don't believe these guys are going to be much of a match-up for me".

"He is not the hardest man in the world to hit, and he is not the biggest man in the world".

Fury has signed with promoter Warren while he has been linked with fighting former two-time world titleholder Shannon Briggs from Brooklyn, New York in the last couple of months. Although Joshua is the target, Warren told Boxing News last week that Fury would need "three or four fights" before a battle of the Brits can happen.

Deontay Wilder, the WBC titleholder, was also bracketed with Joshua as "sluggers, wild punchers" but he puts the American at the top of the heavyweight division due to his stamina and ability to win fights in closing stages.

"So if he wants to land any punches on me - here's the tip - get a handful of rice and throw it at me. that is the only way he is going to land anything on me, apart from that - no chance".

But there will be a lot of interest in Fury's ring return, even if a fight with Joshua is some way off. Joshua is a big old dosser, a belt carrier for me. You can always overcome all these problems that one can have, and I think people can relate to that.

"[Joshua] is an exciting fighter but I'm confident when I get in that ring, I will win".

Frank Warren has confirmed that issues have virtually been cleared up with the BBBofC, has been cleared to be medically fit, licenced to fight.