WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has signed a deal for a showdown against unified heavyweight champion and fellow Briton, Anthony Joshua.
Boxing promoter Frank Warren recently revealed ‘The Gypsy King’ has inked a non-disclosure agreement to lock horns with Joshua in a unification but the location of the heavyweight fight could be outside the United Kingdom.
British fans have been hoping to see an All-British showdown between Fury and Joshua at Wembley Stadium, which could go down in history as the biggest boxing fight in the UK.
“We have no problem with it. We signed an NDA with a country that is hopefully about to make an offer and we have no problem with it,” Warren said in an interview with Good Morning Britain.
“Tyson wants to fight but I don’t think the other side do. It is just lip service. We want to get it on and the British public want to see it.”
“I have just got a feeling in my bones and I’m hearing behind the scenes that they don’t really want the fight.”
Fury takes pride on beating Deontay Wilder, one of the heaviest hitters in the heavyweight history, and he believes he is a harder puncher than Joshua, who suffered a shocking knockout loss to Andy Ruiz Jr last year.
“I turned pro at 19. As a child, I was boxing men. [Joshua] never turned pro until he was mid-20s, when he was a man. So I was learning as a young kid,” Fury said at the Queensburry Promotion’s YouTube Channel.
“If I had turned pro at 25, 26, then I’d have knocked all the people out who went the distance with me when I was a young boy.”
“I’ve never been a stand-still man who lands big shots, because I’m a slick boxer. I’ve just knocked out the heaviest puncher in boxing history. Andy Ruiz is not a big puncher but he knocked out Anthony Joshua.”
“So I’d say I am a harder puncher than him. There’s people who have sparred both of us and quite a few of them have said it as well.”
Skills Over Power
But the WBC heavyweight champion stressed it will always boil down to skills when facing his biggest heavyweight rivals.
“It’s not about who can punch hardest – it’s about the skill that goes behind it. I am still unbeaten in a 12-year professional career. I’m a force to be reckoned with,” Fury continued.
“I’m about fighting the biggest fights out there. Wilder, Joshua are the biggest fights out there. The last few fights I’ve got left, I want them to be the biggest possible.”
“It won’t be an organisation dictating to Tyson Fury. Let’s face it: nobody’s ever dictated to the champ.”
Fury is set for his title-defence later this year as he takes on ‘The Bronze Bomber’ in their highly-anticipated trilogy fight.
(Featured Image Source: Instagram/ Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua)