Two-time heavyweight champion, George Foreman, believes only one man who can give Tyson Fury a tough fight as his reign as the WBC champion continues.
Fury has held claim to the lineal title for seven-and-a-half years, the second longest reign of any heavyweight, behind only Joe Louis, who held the title for almost twelve years, although it should be noted that Fury’s run contained a period of inactivity.
Meanwhile, Foreman is one of only five men to have been lineal champion twice, astonishingly achieving world honours in both the 1970’s and 1990’s in one of boxing’s greatest ever comeback stories.
‘Big George’ says there is only one fighter amongst the current heavyweight crop that could put an end to the reign of Fury, with the now 74-year-old predicting that his fellow brit, Anthony Joshua, can give him a ‘terrible’ fight.
In an interview with talkSPORT, Foreman said:
“The one fight I want to see before I close my eyes out of boxing is Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua. He is the only guy who can give Tyson Fury a terrible fight.
Right now, Tyson Fury is the best thing going in boxing. But, I love that. Those two guys keep me excited about boxing.”
Fans have been calling for a Fury and Joshua clash for years, with the fight coming close on two occasions but never getting over the line.
Fury had been set to fight Oleksandr Usyk to crown the first undisputed heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis, but talks collapsed and he now looks set to face either Andy Ruiz Jr or Zheilei Zhang in the summer.
Joshua on the other hand says a deal to fight Deontay Wilder is “95%” done with the two expected to meet this December in Saudi Arabia.