Tyson Fury’s next fight is against MMA star Francis Ngannou, but people can’t stop asking about a potential match-up with fellow British heavyweight Anthony Joshua – who Fury has now called ‘a journeyman’ and a ‘sausage.’
The all-British clash would be a monstrous one even despite the fact it wouldn’t be for all the belts as it once could’ve been.
Fury continues to hold his WBC title, but Joshua was relieved of his WBA, WBO, and IBF belts two years ago by Oleksandr Usyk. Still, there isn’t a fight fan out there who wouldn’t like to see the two big men come to blows sooner rather than later.
Fury seems to disagree. When asked by IFL TV about a potential clash with Joshua, he very much played down the challenge.
“There is no AJ to me is there. He’s a gym sweeper. Sweeps the gym floors and that. Gets beat up on by people. He’s like an old journeyman now. If you’re a decent heavyweight and you want to beat up on somebody, call him out. You’ll beat him easy. Sausage.”
He was then asked if he thinks he will ever fight Joshua, and the answer will be disappointing news for many.
Fury then stated his current mission is to prove he is not just a boxing great, but a fighting great full stop.
“I’m on to the big fights. And I don’t mean the big men, I mean the bigs boys. Him, Ngannou, and Jon Jones in a cage. I want challenges. Not easy bait. They’re all bums, the boxers. I’ve already proved I’m the best boxer on the planet now I want to prove I’m the best fighter on the planet.”