Joshua, Fury Showdown Getting Closer
The much-awaited heavyweight unification bout between Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury is getting closer as both camps try to firm up the deal.
Macthroom promoter Eddie Hearn revealed that the first draft of the contreact has been sent to the Fury camp since last Tuesday.
The match, estimated to fetch 200m Pounds is billed for somewhere in the Middle East.
Fury has been throwing jabs at the WBO,WBA, IBF and IBO champion.
The WBC champions believes he will be a hard nut to crack for Joshua.
The Sun UK reports that during an interview with journalist Gareth A Davies, when the topic of his fight with Joshua arose, Fury responded: “I’ve got a bigger heart, tougher, mentally and physically stronger.
“I punch harder, everything’s in my favour.
“When I take it to them, they can’t deal with it. It’s like wrestling a T-Rex. They can’t win. I’m indestructible.
“I can’t be beaten, if I’m injury-free and active there is no losing.”
Fury also hinted he was going to attack AJ from the off just like he did in his victory over Deontay Wilder.
The Gypsy King added: “Just like I did with Wilder.
“They said he said he was going to box and move, what did I do?
“Straight at him, bombs all the way through until he got stopped.”
If Fury lands all the heavyweight title belts he has big plans for 2022… drinking a pint in 365 different pubs.
He said: “In 2022, my goal is to have one pint a day for 365 days in the year, but it has to be in a different pub each day.
“I’m going to take a picture with the pint and pub in the background every day and at the end of the year, I’m going to put 365 of them onto a massive collage.”
Tyson Warns Joshua
One of the truly boxing greats, Iron Mike Tyson has warned Joshua ahead of the bout.
‘It’s very interesting, Joshua is a masterful puncher. But you can see his punches coming, he telegraphs his punches,’ Tyson told Hearn on his BBC No Passion, No Point podcast.
‘And that’s just a recipe for disaster if you’re fighting Tyson Fury and you’re telegraphing your punches – to a guy whose 6ft 7in, come on.’
And while the focus is solely on the two Brits, Tyson believes the current heavyweight landscape is great – with a lot of talent in the division.
‘I think there are a lot of great heavyweight fighters in the division. Anyone who says that it’s a bad division is just jealous, it’s exciting,’ Tyson said.
‘Tyson can fight Wilder again and I like to see guys fight each other over and over again, if they’re exciting fighters. [Wilder] did [make mistakes], but if the fans want it, that’s what it’s all about.
‘Tyson Fury is a fan fighter. The fans are in love with him, he has the momentum now. In England, Anthony Joshua is a big thing. But Tyson Fury has got the people now, he’s got the masses. They follow him like he’s a messiah.’