Tyson Fury has revealed there is one heavyweight he would back to beat everyone in the division – asides from ‘The Gypsy King’ himself, of course.
Many believe it is currently a toss up between Fury and unified world champion Oleksandr Usyk when it comes to the current king of the blue ribbon division.
However, Fury told Foxify that he believes former opponent Deontay Wilder would beat every other heavyweight out there, including Usyk.
“I would say my most formidable opponent was Deontay Wilder. I had three fights with that guy, and three times it could have been curtains for me at any second.”
“Because Deontay Wilder has dynamite in his fists, and he lands on you, be it round one or round twelve, he will knock you out.”
“I’d back him to beat everyone in the division apart from myself. I think my sheer size and weight has a lot to do with him not being able to knock me out.”
Fury shared an epic trilogy with Wilder, emerging with two consecutive stoppage wins after a controversial draw in their first meeting.
Fans are now hoping it will be an undisputed clash with Usyk next for the Brit, however concerns are growing the fight may not be next as talks appear to have stalled.
Promoter Frank Warren confirmed Fury will fight on April 29th regardless of who the opponent is, so crunch time is fast approaching if the undisputed showdown is to be delivered.
The WBC world champion has been linked to fights with Andy Ruiz Jr, Francis Ngannou and even a fourth fight with Wilder if the Usyk bout cannot be made.