‘Never in a million years’: Tyson Fury dismisses Anthony Joshua’s chances of beating him

Derek Chisora predicted ‘AJ’ would knock out Fury if the pair were to go head-to-head

Alex Pattle
Combat Sports Correspondent
Friday 14 January 2022 14:24
Tyson Fury leads rude chant about Anthony Joshua in front of fans

Tyson Fury has dismissed the suggestion that he would be knocked out by Anthony Joshua, saying it would “never” happen “in a million years”.

The pair’s fellow British heavyweight Derek Chisora has been beaten by Fury and sparred with Joshua, and the 38-year-old has backed “AJ” to come out on top if he faces the “Gypsy King”.

Fury has taken exception to Chisora’s claim, however, insisting he would stop Joshua within three rounds.

“This is a message for Derek Chisora,” he said in a Twitter video. “I’ve just seen that you’ve said you think AJ would blast me out.

“Never in a million years. If the biggest puncher in history [Deontay Wilder] couldn’t blast me out, and Wladimir Klitschko couldn’t blast me out, a big, old bodybuilder can’t blast me out, my friend.

“So, Del, he ain’t got the bottle to fight [Oleksandr] Usyk again. Usyk will smash him next time properly, never mind beat him on points – he’ll knock him out.

“But listen, it only takes one man like me. There’s only ever been one man on these shores, and he’s called the ‘Gypsy King’ AKA Tyson Fury.”

Fury had also attached text to the video, reading: “I’ll KO AJ in 2/3 rounds.”

Joshua was outpointed by Usyk in his last bout, in September, losing the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight titles in the process.

The Briton is set to rematch the undefeated Ukrainian in London in April under a new trainer, while Fury looks set to face compatriot Dillian Whyte.

Last time out, Fury knocked out Wilder for the second fight in a row to round out the rivals’ trilogy and retain the WBC heavyweight title, for which Whyte is mandatory challenger.

Fury has been ordered to fight Whyte next, though negotiations for that bout look set to head to a purse bid.

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