Tyson Fury believes that there is a real lack of confidence visible in Joshua’s ‘shaky’ performances of late and he has also claimed that he can take him down in two rounds.
The teams of the two men, who hold the four major world heavyweight titles, are negotiating a fight right now.
Fury had told reporters that he wants to take Fury’s “head off his shoulders” after he beat Kubrat Pulev in December. But Fury isn’t holding back as well and has already started a war of words.
“On his last two fights, he’s not in form. On mine, I am, so momentum is with me,” Fury told Fox Miami.
“I just believe, take him out early – very early – maybe even one round or two rounds.
“I don’t believe he’s as good as people crack him up to be, or he doesn’t believe he is in his own self.
“He’s got a confidence issue. He’s coming off two shaky performances and boxing is all about who is in form and who isn’t.”
Joshua also has a lot at Stake in this fight. Fury holds only the WBC title whereas Joshua has the IBF, WBO and WBA belts to his name. So, all four titles could be contested for the first time in a fight.
The pair is working on getting a percentage split of the money the fight could generate. However, there are much larger issues than that such as the location of the fight, and how rival broadcasters can work together. All these factors will have an impact on the amount of money that can be generated.
“Whenever the world gets back to normal, whatever normal may consist of after this pandemic, then that’s when this fight is going to happen,” Fury added.
“This fight has been brewing for a long time. They’ve been avoiding me for a long time and now it’s finally got to happen.
“We saw the Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao fight, we were waiting for that fight for 10 years. When it finally happened, I believe Pacquiao was past his best. It maybe should have happened four or five years earlier.
“So hopefully we get to go one-on-one combat with not only the two best heavyweights out there but two heavyweights who are in their prime and not past it.”