Tyson Fury claims he is the greatest heavyweight boxer ever and says Anthony Joshua has “made a laughing stock of British boxing”, according to The Sun.
The Gypsy King slated “idiot” world champion Joshua for avoiding a unification fight with Deontay Wilder.
Fury told the Telegraph, “If he’s a fighting man, he should have taken the fight.
“He didn’t so I have to step in. I’m not afraid to fight any man in any backyard.
“If I can’t beat Wilder and Joshua on the same night, I’m a bum too.”
Fury’s promoter Frank Warren hopes to soon tie up a showdown with Wilder in New York or Las Vegas late this year. Ex-champ Fury — back hungrier than ever after his drug ban — insists he would humiliate fellow unbeaten boxers Joshua and Wilder in the ring.
He said, “I’ll beat them both twice, just to show them how s*** they really are. I will beat them senseless.
“People may listen to this and think this man’s a lunatic. He’s been out for a year, but I am the greatest boxer that has ever lived in the heavyweight division.
“People may say I’m arrogant but I am because I’m the best. And the best don’t mess. And I am because I back it up every single time.”
Fury takes on former two-time world title challenger Francesco Pianeta in his second comeback fight at Windsor Park, Belfast, on August 18. Meanwhile, Fury has labelled Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn as a “little t****r” after announcing the Wilder fight is edging closer to completion.
Fury, 30, took to Instagram to reveal his delight at Hearn not being involved in negotiations in making the “world’s biggest fight.”
And should he beat his Italian opponent Pianeta, a Las Vegas fight against the WBC king is believed to take place in December.
Fury said, “I’m just sat here thinking, isn’t it marvellous that the world’s biggest fight, Fury vs Wilder is going to happen and that smug little t****r Eddie Hearn has nothing to do with it at all.
“He has nothing to do with the world’s biggest fight — or his little puppet on the string the fighter he’s got [Joshua].
“They’re not involved in the biggest fight the world has ever seen, between the two biggest heavyweights on the planet.
“The two most controversial — most outspoken heavyweights out there — both over 6ft 6, both talkers, one Brit. one American.
“Isn’t it marvellous that this fight is going to happen and little Eddie ain’t got nothing to do with it.”