Tyson Fury is, in the eyes of many at least, the number one heavyweight of the modern era.
His toppling of long reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko and his epic trilogy with Deontay Wilder rank above what any other fighter in the weight class today has achieved as of yet.
Fury’s name is often put mentioned in fantasy fights with top heavyweights of generations gone by, none more so than fellow Brit and former undisputed champion Lennox Lewis.
Carl Froch has weighed in on Fury’s chances against Lewis, as well as other top fighters from the 80s and 90s, and told BettingSites that he believes ‘The Gypsy King’ would “dominate.”
“He [Fury] is a fantastic fighter who, in my opinion, would have dominated in any era. There’s not many fighters you could take back to the 1980s and 90s, with the likes of Riddick Bowe, Mike Tyson Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis and those sort of fighters.
I wouldn’t put Anthony Joshua in there, I just don’t think he belongs in that class of fighters. Tyson Fury does, because he’s big enough – he’s huge. Plus, he moves like a lightweight, he can punch and he can take a shot.”
Despite Fury’s achievements, frustration appears to be growing amongst boxing fans at his inability to agree terms for an undisputed clash with unified world champion Oleksandr Usyk, which is amongst the best match ups to be made in the entire sport.
The legacy defining bout had been earmarked for December in Saudi Arabia after plans for a meeting this spring fell through, although promoter Frank Warren admitted last month that Fury vs Usyk will not take place this year, with the WBC world champion expected to take on MMA star Francis Ngannou in the autumn instead.