“They Have Been Avoiding Me”- Tyson Fury Highlights Anthony Joshua’s ‘Confidence Issues’

Published 01/04/2021, 12:06 PM EST
BOLTON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 06: Tyson Fury works on a speedball during a training session at Team Fury Gym ahead of his fight with Dereck Chisora on November 6, 2014 in Bolton, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)


Undefeated WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury appears confident about vanquishing the unified champion Anthony Joshua when they face off for the unified belts.

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Although Joshua similarly appears confident, Tyson Fury has still belittled him and vowed to take him apart inside the ring. That said, the heavyweight title scenario is getting intense with every passing day.

‘The Gypsy King’ claims that the title unification fight was in the works for quite some time and accused Anthony Joshua of ducking him.

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According to Sky Sports, ‘The Gypsy King’ connected with FOX Miami and offered his two cents on Anthony Joshua’s statement. It was more of a heated response as Fury thoroughly bashed his Brit contemporary.

DUESSELDORF, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 28: Tyson Fury celebrates with belts as he defeats Wladimir Klitschko to become new World Heavyweight Champion after the IBF IBO WBA WBO Heavyweight World Championship contest at Esprit-Arena on November 28, 2015 in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The undefeated heavyweight said, “This fight has been brewing for a long time. They have been avoiding me for a long time, and now it’s finally got to happen.

“They either run away from the fight and announce it publicly or take the fight. Either way, it’s a lose-lose situation for him.”

Fury also opened up about Joshua’s fighting abilities. He isn’t intimidated by AJ’s KO power. Moreover, Fury pinpointed flaws to demean his rival.

He added, “It’s a nice quote. It doesn’t mean anything. It’s sticks and stones. People say a lot of stuff and they don’t back it up, so we’ll see. I’ve never seen him take anybody’s head off anybody’s shoulders in all of his 22 fights. Probably a lie. Another lie.”

Tyson Fury is ready for Anthony Joshua

Following Joshua’s win over Pulev, the stage is set as Bob Arum called it the greatest heavyweight championship fight since Ali vs Frazier in 1971. However, Fury seems to be the ultimate favorite.

He further took note of Joshua’s statement of knocking him out and said, “We’ll see if he’s got the guts to try and do it when I’m stood in the ring in front of him. I don’t believe he has.”

RIYADH, SAUDI ARABIA – DECEMBER 03: Anthony Joshua looks on ahead of the IBF, WBA, WBO & IBO World Heavyweight Title Fight between Andy Ruiz Jr and Anthony Joshua during the Clash On The Dunes Public Work Out at Public at the Investment Fund office complex on December 03, 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Fury continued, “I don’t think 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. Boxing is all about who is in form and who isn’t.” 

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Amid all the speculations and comments, it’s still a fight that can determine the best heavyweight of this era. Joshua is one of the best in the roster and has all the chances of landing an upset.

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If he beats Fury, he will grab all the heavyweight world titles. Do you think ‘AJ’ can vanquish ‘The Gypsy King’?

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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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