Fury: What Will Critics Says When I Make Joshua Look Like a Child?

Former unified world champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) believes WBA, IBO, IBF champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) has been overhyped. 

Fury is even worried that Joshua will get knocked out in a potential unification with WBO champion Joseph Parker - which is being negotiated for the first quarter of 2018.

"That is a risky fight for Joshua, and it could ruin a big fight between us if he loses," Fury said to Gareth Davies of The Telegraph.


Fury has been out of the ring since shocking Wladimir Klitschko to capture the heavyweight crown in November of 2015 in Germany. It was a massive upset at the time, with Klitschko suffering his first defeat in a decade.

Fury would eventually vacate his titles to focus on his mental health, and then lost his boxing license after admitting to substance abuse issues. 

But next month the British Boxing Board of Control will hold a meeting to discuss Fury's request to reclaim his boxing license.

Fury is back in training, losing weight, and preparing to fight again by April of next year.

The ultimate goal for him is a showdown with Joshua - arguably the biggest fight on UK soil.

And while some believe Joshua's power and size will be too much - Fury expects to put on another dominant boxing performance. 

Fury says he is motivated by the critics who believe he won't stand a chance with the new kid on the block.

"Joshua has been a good little polisher boy, polishing up my belts. He is a big strong lad, good power, good physique, but what else can I say? There are levels to this game, and my boxing ability is way more advanced than his is.

"What will they say when the big fat Gypsy King gets in there and makes this Adonis Joshua look like a child in the ring? They'll say he fought me too soon, that he was inexperienced, that he slipped. But you'll see it some time sooner or later."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Travycat on 12-21-2017

100% agree. Almost wondering if Wlad would mind some revenge trying to get him the first fight back for a come out of retirement final fight. That would be interesting. Probably won't happen, but would be interesting. [QUOTE=Julia Slobberts;18350589]Yeah I've…

Comment by Julia Slobberts on 12-20-2017

[QUOTE=Travycat;18349377]I hope we see a fit Fury, but after 2 plus years of weighing 360 plus, I'm wondering what that does to a 6'9 fellas body, joints, stamina, etc. But regardless, that fight has to be made and you know…

Comment by Travycat on 12-20-2017

I hope we see a fit Fury, but after 2 plus years of weighing 360 plus, I'm wondering what that does to a 6'9 fellas body, joints, stamina, etc. But regardless, that fight has to be made and you know…

Comment by Sp0rty [email protected] on 12-19-2017

Too bad Fury has mental issues & a long layoff. Prime Fury would clown the bodybuilder IMO. Joshua is a Ivan Drago type lab creation while Fury is a natural fluid boxer War gypsy KING!

Comment by sportbuddha on 12-19-2017

[QUOTE=juggernaut666;18346099]Im betting Wilder goes down as the worst HW champion in history bc i wont believe an Ortiz fight happens until they BOTH step foot in the ring and i actually did an entire thread on it way before that…

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