“There Has Only Ever Been One” – Tyson Fury Labels Himself Superior to Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua and More

Published 04/04/2021, 4:00 PM EDT
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – AUGUST 18: Tyson Fury celebrates after defeating Francesco Pianeta following their heavyweight contest at Windsor Park on August 18, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)


Undefeated WBC champion Tyson Fury has walked all over a division full of elites and legendary competitors. He has managed to beat every single man he has faced, and thus, the Brit can rightfully claim himself as the undisputed king of heavyweights.

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However, there’s another champion (unified) in Anthony Joshua who can make similar claims, considering the two haven’t locked horns yet. Unfortunately, Joshua reflects a loss in his pro career, and looking at Fury’s unbeaten run, ‘The Gypsy King’ might surpass his contemporary in the race.

That said, Tyson Fury has always appeared confident about vanquishing Anthony Joshua. Moreover, he has recently sent a stern message to the whole division via social media.

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The WBC and Ring heavyweight champion took to Twitter and posted a picture of the current contenders in the heavyweight title ride. He posed himself as the king alongside Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Dillian Whyte, and Oleksandr Usyk. In the caption, Fury wrote, “There has only ever been 1.”

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However, the weight class goes much deeper than that. According to the current scenario, Fury might have missed out on several fighters who can validate their spot in the current mix. And while he has proven to be the superior amongst all, he could have a few more challenges ahead of him.

Tyson Fury and his heavyweight contemporaries

At this stage, nothing makes more sense than a heavyweight title unification clash between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. The champion pair has reportedly signed a two-fight deal, with a 50/50 purse split in the original fight.

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So, the other contenders will have to wait and watch till they get their shot at fighting ‘The Gypsy King.’

The list of contenders contains more names than what Fury’s recent Twitter post reflects. Former unified champion Andy Ruiz Jr. will return against Chris Arreola in May. If he manages to bag a win, he can also add his name in the running.

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Andy Ruiz Jr. during his fight against Anthony Joshua in their IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Championship contest at the Diriyah Arena, Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)

Meanwhile, ‘Juggernaut’ Joe Joyce is also relevant in the race and Oleksandr Usyk might have to battle him, before cementing his spot for the WBO mandatory title. So, it’s safe to state that the division can wait for a few more fights to happen, before billing the absolute best in it.

Do you think Tyson Fury will remain the best in the slot?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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