Tyson Fury compares himself to Muhammad Ali as he vows to end Anthony Joshua's unbeaten record

Fury has not fought since stunning Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 after high-profile battles with drugs and mental health issues

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Tyson Fury has compared himself to Muhammad Ali and vowed to end Anthony Joshua's unbeaten record.

Fury has not fought since stunning Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 after high-profile battles with drugs and mental health issues.

Fury vacated the WBA and WBO titles he held last October after admitting using cocaine to cope with depression, after which the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) suspended his boxing licence.

But providing his UKAD ban is overturned Fury hopes to fight Joshua in a battle of Britain and claims promoter Eddie Hearn has already booked Wembley Stadium for April 2018 for the occasion.

The heavyweight division now boasts four unbeaten champions with Fury, Joshua, New Zealand's Joseph Parker and Deontay Wilder but Fury is in no doubt who he believes to be the best fighter in the business.

"I'm not annoyed that AJ has been lifted up there by some people as the number one," he told the Daily Telegraph. "They were saying before that he could beat me. It is what it is. I am the outlaw of this boxing game - and I love it.

"I've been written off so many times. How many times was Muhammad Ali written off in his career? But come Sonny Liston, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, he beat them all.

"And when the time comes, I'll go through them, and all their unbeaten records will fall."

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