‘I’m Light Years Ahead of ’Em’- Tyson Fury Claims Inactivity Won’t Affect Him

Published 03/12/2021, 7:00 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury celebrates his win by TKO in the seventh round against Deontay Wilder in the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury has made a bold claim about his return to the ring. The undefeated champion said his absence from the sport would not affect his performance against Anthony Joshua. He even claimed he could take five years out and beat everyone.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 11: Boxer Tyson Fury works out at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on June 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury will face Tom Schwarz in a heavyweight bout on June 15 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Fury last fought in February 2020 when he beat Deontay Wilder to become the WBC heavyweight champion. Since then, the champion has been out of action. However, as he prepares for an undisputed fight, Fury has no doubts about his chances.

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‘The Gypsy King’ spoke to iFL TV on YouTube and was exuding confidence. He said, “There’s no fights on at the moment so, it’s… It’s one of them. I’m that good, I could take five…

“Well, I took three years out and come back and whopped Wilder. So, I’m light years ahead of ‘em. So, inactivity don’t really mean much to me to be fair.”

This comment showed how unbothered Fury was with his time out of the sport. Moreover, it showed his confidence in being the best in the division despite not fighting for a year.

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Why hasn’t Tyson Fury fought since Wilder?

The biggest reason for Fury’s absence from the ring was the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the undefeated champion fought in February and was due to fight again in the middle of 2020. In addition, his potential return in December did not materialize, and thus, he never defended his title.

As a result, Fury will go into the Joshua fight on the back of an 18 month-long interlude. If the bout between the two champions is to happen in June, then Fury will compete in one of his biggest fights without having been part of a competitive bout for over 1.5 years.

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How this affects Fury is another issue altogether. Although he seems confident in his abilities, he has previously expressed his opinions on inactivity. Moreover, ring rust is a serious problem in the sport. Therefore, it will be intriguing to see how he handles the fight.

What do you make of these comments from Tyson Fury? Do you think the WBC champion will have no problems dusting off the cobwebs against Joshua?

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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