Tyson Fury Explains Why Anthony Joshua Won’t Be the Greatest Heavyweight of This Era Even if “AJ” Beats Him

Published 04/13/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 01: Tyson Fury reacts after fighting to a draw with Deontay Wilder during the WBC Heavyweight Championship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua are extremely eager to touch gloves with each other. In the past few months, the British duo have traded substantial verbal jabs with each other, and now they look to settle their long-time rivalry in the squared circle.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Lately, the WBC heavyweight king was in a chat with Behind The Gloves. Here, he was asked whether he considers Anthony Joshua as the best of this era.

To which he responded, “No, because he hasn’t beat anybody yet! To be the best of our era, Klitschko, he’s beat him, he has to beat me and he also wants to beat Deontay Wilder.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

“If I, when I win this fight, I am the best of this era.”

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Anthony Joshua trains during a media workout on October 17, 2017 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Fury believes there are several roadblocks Joshua has to move through before he proves himself as a boxing great.

Moreover, ‘The Gypsy King’ feels he’s ahead of Joshua in terms of fighting the best of his division. He even asserted that he’s fought bigwigs like Wladimir Klitschko and Deontay Wilder and came out as a top boxer against them.

The undefeated Brit now feels that ‘AJ’ is the only prime challenge ahead of him, and once he claims a win over him, he’ll pin himself in the history books forever.

Read – ‘Savannah Marshall is Just Too Slow’: Claressa Shields Gets Brutally Honest on Her Former Opponent

Tyson Fury feels Anthony Joshua has to beat Deontay Wilder to become a legend

There are only a handful of heavyweight boxers whom Fury considers as the best of this era. He cites both Joshua and Wilder in that list, but he somehow feels that ‘AJ’ has to get past the Alabama native to solidify himself as the best heavyweight on the planet.

But for now, Joshua is supremely focused on the undisputed clash alongside Tyson Fury and wants all the heavyweight belts eagerly.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The matchup between the duo is being discussed for a long time. And the pair have even signed the contract to face each other twice.

As a result, the entire fight world now desperately awaits to see the two big men confront each other, thus rolling out a show will be worth the wait.

What do you draw off Fury’s aforementioned comments?

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

961 articles

Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT