Tyson Fury has weighed in on a potential all British heavyweight dust up with Joe Joyce, and listed five ways he believes he’s better than his countryman – some more relevant than others.
In an interview with IFL TV this week, Fury explained he would have no problem stepping in with Joyce, and listed the physical advantages he’d have should the contest take place.
“Joyce is another big man who wants it. So Big Joe can get a hiding, not a problem.”
“One, I’m bigger than him. Two, I’m stronger than him. Three, I’m heavier than him. Four, I’m faster than him. And Five, I’ve got a bigger c**** than him! So how can he beat me?”
Joyce was ringside for Tyson Fury’s tenth round stoppage win over Derek Chisora in London last weekend and faced off with ‘The Gypsy King’ on the ring apron after the fight, prompting speculation a 2023 fight could be in the works.
The top end of the heavyweight division was put on notice when Joyce knocked out Fury’s teammate Joseph Parker in the 11th round of an epic bout back in September at the Manchester Arena for the WBO interim world title.
Despite Fury’s words on Joyce, an undisputed fight with unified world champion Oleksandr Usyk – who was also ringside at Tottenham Hotspurs’ stadium – is believed to be more likely to be next.
Talks between Fury and Usyk’s camps are said to be progressing well, with a lucrative site offer reportedly already received from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to stage the event.
If made, the blockbuster fight would be the first undisputed heavyweight title contest since Lennox Lewis vs Evander Holyfield nearly two decades ago.