Tyson Fury claims Anthony Joshua is ‘tailor-made’ for him and would be his EASIEST opponent
Tyson Fury believes Anthony Joshua would be his EASIEST future opponent as the pair look set to finally meet in 2021.
‘The Gypsy King’ became the WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight champion in February when he destroyed Deontay Wilder in their highly-anticipated rematch in Las Vegas.
Immediately, the attention turned to Joshua, who was set to defend his WBA, WBO and IBF world titles against mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in the summer.
Of course, the COVID-19 outbreak scuppered those plans and Joshua will finally end his 12-month absence on December 12 against Pulev.
Victory there will leave the Brits on a collision course for potentially two fights in 2021, with fans hopefully allowed back.
However, Fury does not believe the magnitude of the occasion will be justified as he told the Wow Hydrate YouTube channel that ‘AJ’ is his ‘perfect opponent.’
“The easiest opponent I think would be Anthony Joshua just because he’s tailor-made for me,” Fury explained.
“If ever I could build a perfect opponent I’d be building him.”
In his role of Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn will be tasked with helping construct the first undisputed world heavyweight title fight since Lennox Lewis fought Evander Holyfield in 1999.
However, as he explained to talkSPORT 2, it is never as simple as it seems and British fans could be the ones to suffer.
He said: “If you go to a fighter and their teams and, pulling numbers out of the sky, say you have £50m to fight in the UK or you have £100m to do the fight in the Middle East, it’s a very short conversation.
“Because they understand the risks involved. If you ask Tyson and you ask AJ, ‘where do you want this fight to happen?’ – blimey, obviously in the UK!
“Two British heavyweight world champions and we will do everything we can to make the fight here, by the way.
“But, we can’t ignore the other offers. I would certainly like to see one of the two fights, because it will be two fights, in the UK.
“And I do believe that is what the fighters want as well. But even in the current environment, there has been a number of sizeable approaches from around the world to stage this fight – the biggest fight in boxing.”