WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has laughed off unified king Anthony Joshua’s claims that he will try and take the Manchester man’s ‘head off his shoulders’ should they meet in an undisputed showdown this year.

Talks remain ongoing for the pair to meet in an all-Brit mega-fight, and Fury does not believe that ‘AJ’ truly believes in himself enough to become undisputed heavyweight champion. 

Fury, who sensationally stopped Deontay Wilder in their February rematch, believes that he has the ability to stop the ‘shaky’ Joshua within two rounds if they collide in the coming months.

“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.

“People say a lot of stuff and they don’t back it up, so we’ll see,” Fury told Fox Miami. “I’ve never seen him take anybody’s head off anybody’s shoulders in all of his 22 fights. Probably a lie. Another lie.

“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. 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. On his last two fights he’s not in form, on mine I am. Momentum is with me and I just believe I take him out early, very early. Maybe even one round, two rounds.”