Tyson Fury is one fight away from cementing his status as the very best heavyweight of a generation.
That bout – a four-belt undisputed clash with Oleksandr Usyk – is signed and will be formally announced after the Brit’s crossover spectacle with MMA star, Francis Ngannou.
Should Fury become the first sole champion in the division since Lennox Lewis, his name will be etched in the annals of boxing history.
With that status comes talk of fantasy fights, and one heavyweight legend is convinced he would ‘expose’ Fury’s awkward style. Speaking to Seconds Out this year, Riddick Bowe playfully threatened a comeback.
“I guess Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury. Cause he’s so awkward.
I might make a comeback and fight the old boy because he has this herky-jerky style, and I would like to expose him. I can expose him.”
Bowe was an undisputed champion himself, and boasts two wins out of three fights against Evander Holyfield.
A fight failing to materialise between him and Lewis – professional that is, they fought for the Olympic Gold Medal in the amateurs – is one of the great missed match-ups in the sport.
‘Big Daddy’ Bowe said he would mirror Fury’s feints and movements before knocking him out.
“I would give it right back to him – jerky-jerky. He’ll be right there, I would fine my right hand, left hook, and down he will go.”
The 56-year-old, who officially retired in with a record of 43 wins and one loss, said being the smaller man would inspure him to make it a war.
“These guys, they’re just a little bit taller than me, two, three inches. I think with my mentality, the fights would be phenomenal. Just like they were with Holyfield.”