Tyson Fury believes Deontay Wilder is still more of a threat than Anthony Joshua and has described the two-time heavyweight champion as ‘a big cuddly baby’.
Fury convincingly beat Wilder in February to win the WBC heavyweight title and set up a unification fight against Joshua, who regained his WBO, WBA (Super), IBF and IBO world titles with a win in his rematch against Andy Ruiz Jr in December.
But Fury has dismissed Joshua’s ability because of the 30-year-old’s defeat to Ruiz last year and claims Wilder is still a tougher opponent.
‘One-hundred percent, Joshua’s not dangerous, at all. He’s like a big cuddly baby,’ Fury told ESPN.
‘Why would I be a believer when he got knocked spark out by Andy Ruiz?
‘A last-minute replacement opponent, who turned up 300 pounds or whatever it is, he didn’t train, and Anthony Joshua couldn’t do any good with him in the rematch.
‘He doesn’t have anything, he couldn’t hold a candle to the Gypsy King.
‘There’s only one heavyweight out there, there’s only one undefeated world champion.
‘They’ve all fallen by the wayside, the fellow that hasn’t gotten beat, has knocked them out! I’m the only one! Me, the Gypsy King, unbeatable, the untouchable, unbreakable champion.’
Fury has also switched from his initial plan to retire after his next two fights.
‘I’m going to fight on till I’m 40 years old,’ Fury said.
‘I’ve been thinking about it, and there isn’t much else to do anyways. So yeah, I may as well keep fighting.
‘I don’t see anyone out there that can challenge me. I just flattened the best one out there.
‘The toughest opponent out there is Deontay Wilder, and we all saw what happened to him the last time out.’
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