WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury views Olympic silver medal winner Joe Joyce as a tougher opponent than unified champion Oleksandr Usyk.

Both unbeaten boxers were ringside last Saturday night at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, to watch Fury batter and stop Derek Chisora in a trilogy fight.

After the fight, Fury exchanged words with Usyk, who holds the IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO titles.

Fury made it clear that if he's unable to finalize an undisputed fight with Usyk, then his attention will turn to a showdown with Joyce.

Usyk, who holds an amateur win over Joyce, is coming off back-to-back decision wins over Anthony Joshua.

“People have been asking me all night, ‘Who is a tougher fight, Usyk or Joyce?’ And in my opinion, Usyk is the slicker boxer, but Joe Joyce is The Juggernaut, and I think Joe gives me a tougher fight than Usyk, 100 percent," Fury stated to The Sun.

“Big Joe, 6’7', and 19-and-a-half stone like a juggernaut coming forward at me, trying to smash me to pieces. Or Usyk trying to steal a jab, running around the ring, trying to nick a point here and there. So, I think that Usyk is a very good fighter, I’m not going to take anything away from him. He’s the undisputed cruiserweight champion, and he’s the unified heavyweight champion. So he’s had a fantastic career, but I think I’ll do a job on him.

“We’re hopefully gonna see the biggest year of my career. 2023, we’re gonna get the big fights that the fans really crave. First of all let’s talk about Usyk. I’m ready, I’m willing, to take on Usyk next – whether it’s gonna be in Saudi Arabia or back here in the UK. Both places will be fantastic. And let’s give the fans one champion, one name, one face. Usyk’s up to the challenge. He came over tonight, so fair play to him. He’s not an easy boxer to figure out, he’s a slick, southpaw mover with very good skills, Olympic gold medalist. And he’s coming on some good form so I’m really looking forward to the challenge.”