(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Tyson Fury has claimed that he has been attempting to secure a much-anticipated bout with Anthony Joshua for five years – and even accused his heavyweight rival of avoiding the encounter.
Fans have been hoping to see the titanic ‘Battle of Britain’ showdown between Fury and Joshua since the Gypsy King blitzed Deontay Wilder in seven rounds to reclaim his spot at the top of the sport in Las Vegas earlier this year.
The victor of any future bout between the pairing would be crowned the unified and undisputed world champion – and Fury is adamant that he would seal victory over Joshua in three rounds.
‘Eddie Hearn talks a lot of hot air as usual,’ he told Redknapp’s Home Fixture on Sky Sports. ‘I’ve been offering to fight Joshua for quite a while. I’ve been trying to make that fight happen for the last five years. And it’s not happened at all.
‘Eddie’s obviously Joshua’s promoter, so he’ll have to be speaking to my team to make the fight happen, give the fans what they want and stop running away from the biggest fight since Lennox [Lewis] fought Frank Bruno. Have the guts to step up to the plate and get flattened, son!’
Fury also believes that his style is a perfect match for Joshua’s, with the 31-year-old claiming that he would match Andy Ruiz Jr’s feat and overcome the Watford-born puncher due to his poor footwork.