British boxer Tyson Fury has predicted that he will knock Anthony Joshua out early in their proposed heavyweight unification fight.
Fury holds the World Boxing Council heavyweight title while Nigerian-born Briton Joshua, 31, has the World Boxing Association, International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Organisation belts.
The two are on course for a mega fight this year, which is expected to be one of the biggest in boxing history.
“On his last two fights, he’s not in form,” Fury told Fox Miami although Joshua did knock Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev out in December.
“On mine, I am, so momentum is with me. I just believe, take him out early – very early – maybe even one round or two rounds.
“I don’t believe he’s as good as people crack him up to be, or he doesn’t believe he is in his own self.
“He’s got a confidence issue. He’s coming off two shaky performances and boxing is all about who is in form and who isn’t.”
Fury, 32, is confident the fight will happen this year once the coronavirus crisis is contained.
“Whenever the world gets back to normal, whatever normal may consist of after this pandemic, then that’s when this fight is going to happen,” Fury stated..
“This fight has been brewing for a long time. They’ve been avoiding me for a long time and now it’s finally got to happen.
“We saw the Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao fight, we were waiting for that fight for 10 years. When it finally happened, I believe Pacquiao was past his best. It maybe should have happened four or five years earlier.
“So hopefully we get to go one-on-one combat with not only the two best heavyweights out there but two heavyweights who are in their prime and not past it.”
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