Tyson Fury has been busy as ever on Instagram stories in the last day or so and in one new video he has called himself “the greatest.”
Current Lineal and WBC heavyweight world champion Fury has few detractors when he is in the ring. He’s 35 next month and unbeaten in 15 years with marquee wins against the likes of Wladimir Klitschko and Deontay Wilder.
Fury’s coach SugarHill seems to have added another dimension to his fight game. The big man is now as able to knock people down as dance around them and dazzle them with lithe technical ability, as proven when he flattened Deontay Wilder in two consecutive fights, and Dillian Whyte in April 2022 at Wembley Stadium.
But most headlines recently have centred around who he might fight next. The latest favourite is a cross-discipline bout against MMA heavyweight Francis Ngannou with an alleged no-knockdown rule, though fans would much prefer to see The Gypsy king in against the likes of Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.
On his way to a second gym session of the day, Fury took a moment to remind fans what he thinks of himself via Instagram.
“I love brutalising myself in the gym. It’s hard being the best in the world but it’s worth it cause every day I get up and look in the mirror and I know I’m the greatest fighter that’s ever lived.”
Fans were teased an undisputed fight earlier this year, when it looked all set that Fury would take on Usyk to definitively crown a number one in the sport’s blue-ribbon division. But this is boxing and talks collapsed at the last moment and have yet to be revisited.