Tyson Fury: Eddie Hearn has booked the date, I’ll give Anthony Joshua a boxing lesson!

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Tyson Fury has assured boxing fans he will return to action soon and fight current heavyweight king Anthony Joshua.

The 28 year-old was forced to watch on last month as Joshua took his place at the top of the boxing tree, prompting Fury to begin training for a comeback.

Despite an absence of eighteen months, Fury is confident his superior boxing skills would see him regain the belts at the first time of asking.

Speaking to Gareth A. Davies on talkSPORT, Fury said: “If the country wants me to fight a weightlifter, then that is what I will fight. No problem.

“It gives me motivation that a lot of poeple have picked him to beat me but, as I have said many times, we are in a sport that is called sweet science, not a bodybuilding contest or a strong man competition.

“When you can’t box and move, slip and slide and ride shots, and one man can, it is an easy fight.

“I will give him a boxing lesson and he will get so tired of chasing me around, trying to land big punches and missing all the time, I would stop him in the late half of the fight.

“Klitschko almost done him in round six. He was gone. Round five he was fatigued, round six he got plastered and had to crawl off the canvas. He was getting outboxed.

“He was landing big shots easy but I ain’t 41, I am 28. I will be 29 next year when the fight happens.

“(Joshua’s promoter) Eddie Hearn has already booked a date in, the 18th of April (20)18.”

Listen to Tyson Fury’s radio chat at talkSPORT here