Tyson Fury has told Anthony Joshua he would beat him with “one arm tied behind my back” and insisted that he is still the main man in heavyweight boxing.
Joshua called out former champion Fury following his sensational 11th-round stoppage of Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night.
“[Tyson] Fury where you at, baby?” Joshua said while still in the ring.
Fury has responded to that call by pledging that he would reclaim two of his old titles by inflicting the first professional defeat on WBA and IBF heavyweight champion Joshua.
“Styles do make fights but I am sure I can beat AJ with one arm tied behind my back,” Fury said in a Sky Sports interview.
“I don’t even need a warm-up if he wants this. I have been out of the ring as long as Klitschko but the difference is, I am not 41, I am 28.”
Fury has not fought since winning a unanimous decision over Klitschko in November 2015.
The self-styled ‘Gipsy King’ surrendered the various titles he won in that fight to focus on his mental health problems.
Fury subsequently had his license temporarily revoked by the British Boxing Board of Control.
He must wait to see if his license is returned at a hearing next week, but Fury said from his training base in Marbella that he was delighted Joshua beat Klitschko.
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