Fury tells Joshua to ‘grow a pair’ and fight

Itching for their unification fight, WBC heavyweight king Tyson Fury says he would face fellow champion Anthony Joshua in December if boxing politics allowed it to happen.

Looking in fine shape, Fury was in full flow on Saturday night after watching rising heavyweight star Daniel Dubois demolish Ricardo Snijders at the BT Sport Studios, claiming he would fight rival Joshua next if Deontay Wilder is somehow not available for a contracted trilogy fight in December.

With WBA Super, WBO and IBF title-holder Joshua also mandated to fight IBF No.1 contender Kubrat Pulev that seems highly unlikely, but Fury would be willing, with a two-fight series already agreed in principle.

“If Wilder’s not happening, let’s do Joshua in December,” Fury said on BT Sport. “Why not? It’s a boxing match, let’s get it on. I’m ready to go. I could fight him in that ring tonight. I’ll still kick his ass any time of the day. Doesn’t matter anyway. Do I see the fight happening anytime soon? Hopefully.

“Hopefully, they’d grow a pair and want to fight the Gypsy King. If I was in their position, I had my chance at glory to go to America and beat Wilder but they didn’t take it! I had to come out of retirement, set about him a couple of times, take the No.1 spot, take all the glory and now they’re all looking up to me.

“An interesting fact is me – the old feather duster here who can’t crack an egg – has beaten the No.1 and No.4 biggest punchers in the heavyweight division,” continued Fury.

“The WBC did a thing [rating] from one to ten, the biggest punchers in heavyweight history. No.1 was Wilder and No.4 was [Wladimir] Klitschko. ‘Mr. feather duster’ has beaten both and I am about to beat another one in the Top 10 in AJ.

“So that will be three knockout masters beaten by a feather duster – it is not bad is it?”