Tyson Fury: Beating Joshua Easy Work
By Adam Beechers: Despite facing a nearly two year absence from the ring, Former IBF, WBO and WBA (Super) heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has said beating current IBF and WBA (super) champion Anthony Joshua would be easy work.
Fury, 29, is still awaiting news from the BBBofC about his doping hearing so he can confirm an in ring date after allegedly testing positive for cocaine. The 6ft 9 Englishman has to lose a lot of pounds to get back to his perfect fighting weight of 247lbs for which he weighed for the Wladimir Klitschko fight in 2015.
Speaking ringside to SkySports for Billy Joe Saunders win against Willie Munroe Jr in London Fury said “They call me ‘the boomerang’, I always come back. It’s a fight [against Joshua] people want to see and an easy one for me with my boxing skills.”
Fury recently sent out a tweet suggesting he had retired from the sport, with his license still suspended and no date set for the hearing. “To be honest I have to get some weight off, I have lost nearly two stone in two weeks so everything is going really well for me at the moment. I’ve really turned my life around and done a U-turn on everything and I’m feeling a lot better than I did before. I’m starting to get everything great again.
“I’m back enjoying the gym work and that’s how it’s supposed to be. I’m a long way from entering back in the ring but I’m on the right path.”
There is no doubt the heavyweight division is better off with Tyson Fury in the mix. Undefeated, a tall rangy skillful fighter and a proven former world champion there is no doubt he has it all on paper. What he really adds to the game is his character. His trash talking, care free opinions and brash attitude aren’t for everyone but you can not deny he brings spotlight to the sport – for good and bad reasons it has to be said.
There are so many exciting potential match ups for him out there. Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium, a huge Las Vegas fight against Deontay Wilder or maybe a chance at redemption against David Haye who played him so ungentlemanly a few years ago. A mouth watering encounter against Dillian Whyte could also be on the cards – the build up alone would be something special to witness or maybe he could take on WBO champion Joseph Parker should the Kiwi beat his cousin Hughie on September 23rd. I can see Tyson fighting on an undercard towards the end of the year maybe taking on the fringe contenders to try and climb up the rankings towards the big money super fights in the heavyweight division. We hope to see you soon Gypsy King!