Tyson Fury's New Goal - Break Joe Louis' 25 Defense Record

Former unified heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) has made some bold statements over the years, but his most recent even raised the eyebrows of his most loyal supporters.

In a recent video, Fury vowed to break Joe Louis' record of 25 consecutive title defences over the next 10 years.

Louis was heavyweight champion between 1937 and 1949.


Fury, who is training for a ring return, has been out of the ring since capturing the WBO, IBF, IBO, WBA world titles from Wladimir Klitschko in November fo 2015.

He never made a defense of the titles - as Fury battled depression and substance abuse issues.

Since his departure, Anthony Joshua has claimed the WBA, IBF, IBO belts - and Joseph Parker holds the WBO title. Parker and Joshua will collide on March 31 in a unification.

"Wladimir Klitschko almost beat Joe Louis' record until I beat him. Even if I have three fights a year, I've beaten him. It's a hard challenge but I've never set a challenge I didn't make "If anyone is capable of doing it, I'm capable," Fury said.

Fury, who reclaimed his license to box, was slated to fight in April, but that appears to be a slim shot at the moment.

He recently warned that Joshua, Wilder and every other beltholder in the division was target in the near future.

“I opened the division up for all these heavyweights to have world titles. Joshua has been doing a good job of polishing my belts, keeping them nice and warm," Fury said.

“Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua, whoever else, I'm coming for you I could probably fight this weekend. It's been a long time coming. I've been out a long time, two-and-a-half years.

"My ambition is to get in the ring again and get under those lights. I told them recently I want to get some baby oil on, shining, glistening, looking the part. Lifting a few weights now. I used to call Joshua a bodybuilder, but I'm starting to look like a bodybuilder now. Taking my protein shakes, getting to bed early and dreaming about smashing people's faces in.”

Tags: Tyson Fury image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Eff Pandas on 03-21-2018

[QUOTE=VatoMulatto;18592143]I didn't misunderstand. Even though you bet againt him, you still don't rule out Fury completely. [/quote] Cuz crazy sh^t happens in boxing & IF Fury can be 2015 Fury again I don't see anyone in this landscape that can…

Comment by VatoMulatto on 03-21-2018

[QUOTE=Eff Pandas;18591158]This was the bottom line of what I said. "BUT I ain't betting on it. I'd bet against him getting past Wilder & Joshua + 3 defenses deep right now I think." The fact you misunderstood that or don't…

Comment by sterilizer on 03-21-2018

Fury keeps talking, talking and MORE talking, but he's been out since late 2015 and that's by personal issues, for not being a real athlete, a real disciplined person, just being an extremely gifted boxer with zero discipline to be…

Comment by Tom Cruise on 03-21-2018

[QUOTE=JAB5239;18592002]Very good point. Without the intrusion of WWII Louis may have racked up 35 or more defenses. Of course there is no way of knowing this, but the possibility certainly existed.[/QUOTE] Im inclined to think that he may have broken…

Comment by JAB5239 on 03-21-2018

[QUOTE=Tom Cruise;18590526]With a big layoff slap bang in his prime due to WWII[/QUOTE] Very good point. Without the intrusion of WWII Louis may have racked up 35 or more defenses. Of course there is no way of knowing this, but…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (47)
Top Headlines Canelo-Fielding: No Rematch Clause in Contracts, Says Hearn's Television Pick of The Week - October 19 Murata: I'd Like To Fight Canelo - But Without The Mexican Beef! Bradley Skeete: I Ain't Got Time To Be Treading Water! Caoimhin Agyarko Very Pumped For Pro Debut in Brentwood Khan Sees No Reason For Brook To Reject Rehydration Clause Canelo: I'm Not Desperate, Mayweather Rematch is Good For Fans Jason Quigley Overcomes Freddy Hernandez For Decision Win Peter Fury Assures That Hughie is Beyond Ready For Pulev McGuigan Confident of Josh Taylor Beating Everyone in WBSS Felix Alvarado Prepares To Hit Philippines For IBF Title Rumble Middleweight: A Possibly Complicated Sandbox Pacquiao Wants To End Adrien Broner in Seven Rounds or Less Francisco Vargas Would Embrace Direct Crack at Machado Photos: Murata-Brant, Dadashev-DeMarco - Face-Off at Presser Photos: Saul Sanchez, Fernando Saavedra - On Weight To Fight Anthony Yarde vs. Walter Gabriel Sequeira Picked Up By ESPN+ WBC Prez Overjoyed By Canelo-DAZN Deal: Time To Celebrate! Gloferson Ortizo Hopes To Rebound From First Defeat Arum: Linear/Stream Combo Gives ESPN Advantage Over DAZN De La Hoya Unloads on Mayweather: We Don't Hit Women! Photos: Kid Galahad, Toka Kahn Clary - Face To Face at Presser Photos: Rodriguez-Moloney, Dorticos-Masternak - Face To Face Photos: Katie Taylor, Cindy Serrano - Face To Face at Presser Photos: Tevin Farmer, James Tennyson - Face To Face at Presser Photos: Demetrius Andrade, Walter Kautondokwa - Face To Face Mayweather To 'Cheating' Canelo: I Make $300M in 1 Fight, Not 11! Agit Kabayel vs. Otto Wallin is Ordered By The EBU Hearn: Jacobs To Fight Canelo in May If He Beats Derevyanchenko Joseph Parker vs. Alexander Flores Set Down For December 15 Cheeseman: Byfield Does Not Deserve British Title Shot Arum: Crawford-Spence Fight Could Be Made in 3 Hours! Frank Warren: Buglioni Rejected Over 100K For Yarde Fight UK News: Tommy Langford, Savannah Marshall, Sunny Edwards Hughie Fury: After I Take Out Pulev, Fans Will Talk Me & Joshua Golovkin Undecided, Still Choosing a Television Outlet Hearn: Canelo-Fielding Probably Gets DAZN 1 Million Subscribers Arum: Golovkin is Best Middleweight, He Clearly Beat Canelo! Taylor Confident He'll Beat Martin, Then Baranchyk In WBSS Semis Daniel Dubois: I Want To Fight Gorman When Time is Right

Latest Active Forum Threads