What Tyson Fury wants seems to change from day to day – with the WBC heavyweight champion of the world more than capable of contradicting himself over a short period time.
One thing Fury has always been fixated on, however, is leaving a legacy in boxing – a point he reiterated when speaking to The Ring.
“I’ve won the “Ring heavyweight title twice. Who else do I stand beside?
I’m on a quest for greatness – not f***ing mediocre!
I vacated The Ring title and I’ll now become a three-time Ring champion.
I’m here to do well. I’m not here to be mediocre. Ali stands on his own with those three Ring Magazine belts and I’ll equal that when I get the middleweight (Usyk) in the ring.”
Floyd Patterson and Muhammad Ali are the only two heavyweights who can match Fury on that particular achievement – with Ali having gone one better – winning the prestigious belt on three occasions.
Fury has touched on leaving a history defining legacy in the past, having previously stated a desire to surpass Joe Louis’ record of 25 consecutive title defences.
Whilst that particular feat seems insurmountable at this stage, Fury could match Ali’s tally of Ring magazine titles, having been stripped of the belt last month.
One thing’s for certain, failure to make the long awaited all British clash with Anthony Joshua would be a blemish on Fury’s legacy in the eyes of many. Fans have recently regained optimism the fight could be made sooner than expected, with talks between camps said to have been positive since Fury’s social media callout of AJ on Monday.